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Susquehanna Buoy Out of Water for Winter

Thanks to U.S. Coast Guard Baltimore, the Susquehanna CBIBS buoy was pulled from the water today for over the winter. The buoy's location as the northernmost CBIBS buoy and at the mouth of the Susquehanna River means it is in relatively fresh water that is quite susceptible to freezing. To avoid having the buoy and its sensors damaged or moved by ice, the buoy was replaced with a temporary, non-data-collecting "ice buoy" for the winter months.

The Susquehanna buoy will be redeployed in spring when the water has warmed to the point that potential icing is not likely.