Federal Consistency Certification: Murderkill Jetties Rehabilitation

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: May 10, 2023
Comments Due: June 9, 2023
Documents for Review

A Federal Consistency Certification has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) for the following: Murderkill Jetties Rehabilitation (2023.0055)

The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship proposes to reconstruct the north and south jetties at the entrance to the Murderkill River in Kent County, Delaware to reduce the loss of sand and sediment into the river and reduce the need for dredging the entrance channel. The existing concrete-filled geotextile bags are deteriorating and need to be excavated and removed on both sides of the river. On the north side, approximately 5,000 cubic yards of sediment would be excavated and placed upland of the jetty with 13,000 tons of granite stone placed over 300 feet to create the structural cross sections. On the south side, approximately 7,000 cubic yards of sediment would be excavated and placed south of the jetty with 18,500 tons of granite placed over 550 feet to create the structural cross sections. Salt tolerant vegetation would also be planted behind the north rubblemound. The proposed activity is subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DCMP.

Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Certification will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.