The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) completed a water quality and biological survey on the watersheds surrounding Whitney Point Lake from June-October 2008 as part of the Year-2 small watershed study in the Upper Susquehanna Subbasin. Year-1 and Year-2 surveys are part of SRBC's Subbasin Survey Program, which is funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This program consists of two-year assessments in each of the six major subbasins in the Susquehanna River Basin on a rotating schedule. The Year-1 studies are broad-brush, one-time samples from about 100 stream sites to assess the water quality, macroinvertebrates, and physical habitat. The Year-2 studies focus on a particular region or small watershed within the major subbasin, and typically consist of more intensive, repeated sampling at a smaller number of locations.