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Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

Beachside Builders has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct a replacement septic system on Lot 565 in Slaughter Beach.


Public Hearing: Surface Water Quality Standards Triennial Review

The Division of Watershed Stewardship will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, to consider comments from the public on proposed revisions to Delaware’s Surface Water Quality Standards.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

The Cape Shores Homeowners Association has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to place up to 10,039 cubic yards of sand along the beach at Cape Shores.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

Melissa Kenny has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling and cantilevered deck on Lot 51, Block 12, in Broadkill Beach.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

The Cape Shores Homeowners Association has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to place up to 4,325 cubic yards of sand along the beach.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

The City of Rehoboth Beach has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to excavate the dune to expose existing manholes for the purpose of accessing the stormwater collection system.


Local Government Guide to the Chesapeake Bay

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Notice of Public Hearing: Shellfish Sanitation Regulations

The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed revisions to the Shellfish Sanitation Regulations.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Chester-Choptank Watershed Wetland Assessment

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.


Sediment and Stormwater Contractor Training: Recertification

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.


Questions and Answers: White Creek Dredging

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


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Floodplain Mapping for Bundicks Branch

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).
The


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


White Creek and Assawoman Canal Dredging Project

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.
This project has been completed. Demobilization activities may be observed in the Canal.



Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Floodplain Map Revision: Clear Brook

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.


Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

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.


Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

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.



Mispillion Wetland Assessment

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
  • Wetland Assessments


    Appoquinimink River Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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
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  • Broadkill Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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
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  • Appoquinimink Watershed


    Inland Bays Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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
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  • Appoquinimink


    Murderkill Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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


    Nanticoke Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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
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  • St. Jones Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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


    Wetland Health Assessments

    The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment program is tasked with the job of assessing the health of Delaware’s wetlands.

    Contact Us

    Alison Rogerson Watershed Assessment 302-739-9939
    Wetland Assessment Reports



  • Christina Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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
  • Wetland Assessments


    Smyrna Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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.


    Leipsic Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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.


    Red Lion Watershed Wetland Assessment

    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


    Revised Sediment and Stormwater Program Regulatory Guidance Documents

    The DNREC Watershed Stewardship Sediment and Stormwater Program has released revised regulatory guidance documents for public review.


    Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

    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.


    Chesapeake Bay Projects

    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.
    Related Information Best Management Practices StoryMap Redden State


    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan – Phase III

    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


    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan – Phase I

    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


    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan – Phase II

    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.


    Events and Workshops

    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





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