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The Local Government Guide to the Chesapeake Bay is a seven-module series created to support decision-making by local officials.
A Local Government Guide to the Chesapeake Bay, a video introduction from the Chesapeake Bay Program.
The Marie Carter Family Partnership has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to add a 2nd story addition and cantilevered decks on Lots 5 & 6 and half of 7 & 8, Block 126, in Bethany Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Weil have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct a single family dwelling and driveway on Lot 544 in Slaughter Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Neven have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to bring in sand to fill a low area on Lots 15, Block 1, in South Bethany.
Michael Boland has submitted an application for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build an elevator, 3rd story addition, ground level addition and screen porch within the footprint of the existing dwelling on Lot 1, Block 7, in South Bethany.
Breakwater Beach Association has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to mechanically scrape sand from the beach to rebuild the dunes on parcel 134-5.00-431.00, Breakwater Beach, in Sussex County.
The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed revisions to the Shellfish Sanitation Regulations.
Mr. and Mrs. John Donofrio have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling with a cantilevered deck/porch on Lot 32 in Sea Del Estates, in Sussex County.
The Ocean Breezes Homeowner Association has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to mechanically scrape sand from the beach to rebuild the dunes on a parcel in Bethany Dunes, in Sussex County.
The Chester-Choptank watershed is located partially in Kent County and partially in New Castle County, where it encompasses 113,944 acres of land. Unlike most of Delaware’s watersheds, the Chester-Choptank drains to the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay drainage basin in Delaware, including the Chester-Choptank watershed, provides an estimated $3.4 billion in ecosystem goods and services.
Those certified in 2018 or earlier as “responsible personnel” under the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations are required to complete additional training to maintain certification.
This page contains questions from the July 28 Public Information Session on the 2022 White Creek Dredging Project and answers to those questions from DNREC staff.
The July 28
Michael Boland has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build an elevator, 3rd story addition and screen porch within the footprint of the existing dwelling on Lot 1, Block 7, South Bethany.
DNREC and the federal government are working on an update of the floodplain maps for Bundicks Branch, located west of Lewes, in Sussex County. The study involves new data and engineering models. The floodplain map update will occur through a process called a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moses have applied for a permit to renovate an existing dwelling within the current footprint on Lot 20, Block 45, Dewey Beach.
Preparation work for a dredging project in White Creek and the Assawoman Canal began in November, 2023. Both waterways are important navigation channels in the Inland Bays. Comments and Questions Read Some of the Answers
Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Bell have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling on Lots 17 and 19, North Indian Beach, in Sussex County.
Daniel Abramowitz has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling on Lot 1, Block 42, Dewey Beach.
Bryan L. Stahl has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling on Lot 2, Block 42, Dewey Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Chorman have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct a single family dwelling with a 10′ cantilevered deck/porch on Lot 4, Block J, Broadkill Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Depuy have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct an oyster shell bag structure to trap sand on Lot 5, North, Pickering Beach
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Matera have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct an oyster shell bag structure to trap sand on Lots 3 & 4, South, Pickering Beach.
DNREC, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulations, gives notice of the intent to revise flood hazard information, generally located between the confluence with Nanticoke River to Route 18/Cannon Road along Clear Brook in Sussex County.
The Town of Slaughter Beach proposes to bring in approximately 5700 cubic yards of sand to rebuild the dune from Sussex Avenue to Simpson Avenue.
DNREC is part of a state and federal partnership with the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, that aims to add up to 10,000 acres of Delaware agricultural land to the USDA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Landowners in the CREP receive funding to support land conservation practices.
The Mispillion and Cedar Creek watersheds are located in southeastern Kent County and northeastern Sussex County. In Delaware this watershed includes the cities and towns of Milford, Houston, Lincoln and Slaughter Beach. Wetland Assessment Reports
The Appoquinimink River watershed is located within New Castle County and contains the Towns of Odessa, Middletown and Townsend. It drains into the Delaware Bay, encompassing 58,591 acres of land. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
The Broadkill River watershed in Sussex County encompasses 68,500 acres within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin. Twenty percent of the watershed is covered in wetlands. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
Unique and rare wetland communities surrounding the Inland Bays include Atlantic White Cedar swamps, sea-level fens, and interdunal swales providing habitat for numerous rare plants and animals. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
Located in Kent County, the Murderkill watershed covers 28,000 hectares (69,000 acres) within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin. This watershed contains many key natural heritage and wildlife habitats such as coastal plain streams and ponds, impoundments, wetlands and beach dunes. Rare wetland habitats including coastal plain ponds and bald cypress riverine patches are located
Located in the Coastal Plain physiographic region, the Nanticoke River watershed historically was very rich in wetland resources which covered an estimated 46 percent of the land area. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
Located in Kent County, the St. Jones River watershed covers 57,643 acres of the Delaware Bay Basin. The St. Jones River is dammed at Silver Lake in Dover and then winds 10 miles through residential and commercially developed areas, the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Ted Harvey Wildlife Area, before emptying into Delaware
The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment program is tasked with the job of assessing the health of Delaware’s wetlands.
Wetland Assessment Reports
Alison Rogerson Watershed Assessment 302-739-9939
The Christina Watershed is located in New Castle County, extending north and west into Maryland and Pennsylvania. In Delaware this watershed includes the cities and towns of Wilmington, Elsmere, Newark, and Christiana. Wetland Assessment Reports
The Smyrna River watershed encompasses 71 square miles and is composed of three sub-watersheds: Smyrna River, Duck Creek, and Cedar Swamp-Delaware Bay. It is located partially in Kent County and partially in New Castle County. The watershed is within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin, so all of its waters drain into the Delaware Bay.
The Leipsic River watershed is composed of two sub-watersheds, Leipsic River and Little Creek, and encompasses 128 square miles. It is located in Kent County within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin, and all of its waters drain into the Delaware Bay. Land cover in this watershed is dominated by wetlands and agriculture.
The Red Lion watershed is located within New Castle County, where it encompasses 46,283 acres (72 square miles) of land within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin. It is composed of the C&D Canal East, Dragon Creek, Red Lion Creek, Army Creek, and Broad Dike Canal. Approximately 16% of the land area of the watershed
The DNREC Watershed Stewardship Sediment and Stormwater Program has released revised regulatory guidance documents for public review.
Kenneth Glueck has submitted an application to landscape and regrade part of the yard seaward of the building line on Lot 21, Cotton Patch Hills.
This page includes information on some of the projects undertaken by DNREC and its partners to help meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan.
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There have been three phases of Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay WIP. Delaware developed its Phase I WIP in 2010 and its Phase II WIP in 2012. Both the Phase I and Phase II WIPs describe actions and controls to be implemented by 2017 and 2025 to achieve applicable water quality standards. The Phase III WIP provides
Draft Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) were due to EPA on Sept. 1, 2010. Final plans were submitted on Nov. 29, 2010. Following the release of Delaware’s Draft Phase I WIP, numerous comments and questions from both EPA and various stakeholder groups within the watershed were submitted. As a result of comments and
Delaware’s Draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Watershed was submitted to the EPA on Dec. 15, 2011. EPA reviewed the document and provided comments in Feb. 2012. Public comments were accepted through March 21, 2012. All suggestions were considered and the document was modified accordingly.
The DNREC Nonpoint Source Program has hosted and participated in a series of events, workshops, and presentations designed to promote and support improvements to the quality of Delaware’s waterways. Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta (Aug. 5, 2023) Nonpoint Source Program staff participated in the Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta
To continue accelerating progress toward meeting water quality goals, the EPA and Chesapeake Bay Program jurisdictions, including Delaware, agreed to set interim two-year milestones – or short-term goals – as a critical part of an accountability framework.
ChesapeakeStat Find data and information
Delaware is among six Chesapeake Bay Watershed states – along with Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York – and the District of Columbia committed to a federal-state initiative to develop a pollution “diet” that will help restore the water quality of the Bay and its tidal waters by 2025. [column md=”5″ xclass=”col-xs-12
The implementation, tracking and reporting of Best Management Practices (BMPs) has been at the center of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s restoration efforts for almost three decades. Properly installed and functioning practices and technologies reduce local flooding, protect sources of drinking water, ensure against the collapse of stream banks, and
Numerous documents describing plans or strategies for water quality and watershed improvements have been developed over the years. Some of these efforts originated through the Tributary Action Team process while others came through other initiatives. All of the documents below can be considered watershed management plans for the Water Quality Improvement Projects grant program
A 1997 federal court case required Delaware to set pollution limits for its waterways. These limits are called Total Maximum Daily Loads or TMDLs, a term you will hear a lot in water pollution discussions. In order to meet these new pollution limits, we are identifying ways to reduce water pollution. Usually, citizens don’t
When monitoring reveals that waterways do not meet Delaware’s water quality standards, they are reported on a list of impaired waterways (303(d) List). For each impaired waterway, the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the pollutants of concern. A TMDL sets a limit on the amount