river of the year

VIDEO: Family Rescued From Home Surrounded By Floodwaters

WPXI.com – Fire and rescue teams rushed to LouAnne Cornelius’s Beaver County home near Ellwood City Friday as floodwaters from the nearby Connoquenessing Creek crept closer. Earlier in the evening, WPXI reporter Mike Holden had posted a video of his commute to Ellwood City on Twitter and later stated he and his driver were parking in a local lot waiting for fire crews to respond to their next call. En route to Ellwood City. Big changeover. Rain has turned to ice. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/0Rwg7pjJNu — Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) January 12, 2018 Perhaps the rising levels of the Connoquenessing River and pending snowfall Friday…


River of the Year: Connoquenessing Named Runner-Up

The public has been on the edge of their seats waiting for the results of the River of the Year contest, which were finally announced this week. The Connoquenessing was in a tight race with Loyalsock Creek, all throughout the voting, but ultimately came up short in the end. “Unfortunately The Connoquenessing came in short for 1st place by 720 votes- Loyalsock Creek won with 6100 votes, the Connie with 5,381,” Tracey Hughes stated. “We thank everyone for their support and knowing we are the hidden gem of Western Pa.” The other participating waterways were Lackawanna River, which took third…


REMINDER: Time is Almost Up to Vote Connoquenessing for River of the Year

Voting for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year ends TODAY, December 22, 2017. The winning river gets a $10,000 grant. The Connoquenessing was 1 of 5 nominations picked out of hundreds of submissions. As we all know, over time this local waterway had been neglected and abused leading to its rating as the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000. Since then through Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and other organizations’ efforts, significant positive changes have been made to this creek and have resulted in the restoration of it. Now we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to this precious waterway…