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Permit Applications to the Wetlands and Waterways Section



Division of Water

Published: Oct. 26, 2022
Comments Due: Nov. 15, 2022

Subaqueous Lands Permit

W&D Cropper Family LP (233-11.00-91.00-Dredging Location & 233-11.00-90.00-Disposal Site) – To hydraulically maintenance dredge up to 6,667 cubic yards of material, dredging to a depth of -4 feet below mean low water from the Gull Ways Campground Marina in Pepper Creek at Crab Pier Drive, Dagsboro, Sussex County, DE, and disposing of the material at a previously authorized confined disposal facility located on site.

Lewes Yacht Club (3-35-4.14-51.00-Dredging Location & 3-35-4.00-13.04-Disposal Site) – To hydraulically maintenance dredge up to 4,600 cubic yards of material, dredging to a depth of -6 feet below mean low water from the marina basin at the Lewes Yacht Club, adjacent to the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, located at 2701 Cedar Street, Lewes, Sussex County, DE and disposing of the material at a confined disposal facility, off of Park Road, in Lewes, Sussex County, DE.

University of Delaware (335-4.00-13.01-Dredging Location & 335-4.00-13.04-Disposal Site) – To hydraulically maintenance dredge up to 17,800 cubic yards of material, dredging up to a depth of -12 feet below mean low water from the marina basin at the University of Delaware-College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, adjacent to the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, located at 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, Sussex County, DE and disposing of the material at a confined disposal facility, off of Park Road, in Lewes, Sussex County, DE.

Subaqueous Lands Permit and Water Quality Certification Requests

Cape Shores Homeowners Association (3-35-5.00-240.00) – To place up to 31,500 cubic yards of sand material from an inland borrow source along 3,200 linear feet of beach along the Delaware Bay within Cape Shores, Lewes, Sussex County, DE. Additionally, the applicant requests for a Section §401 Water Quality Certification. Approval is being requested to permanently fill subaqueous lands with approximately 31,500 cubic yards of fill material.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Watershed Stewardship (Adjacent to 5-00-11517-01-2900-00001) – To place up to 28,000 cubic yards of sand material from an inland borrow source along 1,500 linear feet of beach. The orientation of the renourishment project begins at the southern Murderkill River entrance channel jetty and extends to the southernmost residence along South Bowers Beach along the Delaware Bay Lewes, Sussex County, DE. Additionally, the applicant requests for a Section §401 Water Quality Certification. Approval is being requested to permanently fill subaqueous lands with approximately 28,000 cubic yards of fill material.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Watershed Stewardship – To place up to 40,000 cubic yards of sand material from an inland borrow source along 4,700 linear feet of beach. The orientation of the renourishment project begins at the Slaughter Beach Firehouse and extends southward to the northernmost property of the Isaac Shores subdivision along the Delaware Bay, Slaughter Beach, Sussex County, DE. Additionally, the applicant requests for a Section §401 Water Quality Certification. Approval is being requested to permanently fill subaqueous lands with approximately 40,000 cubic yards of fill material.

Subaqueous Lands Lease

Artesian Water Company, Inc. (0901900032) – To install by directional bore a 24-inch diameter 94 foot long water main at a minimum of 15 feet below the mudline under the Christiana River at 540 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, New Castle County, DE.

These Documents/Applications above are available for review by contacting:

Catherine Bronson
Wetlands and Waterways Section
89 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-9943
Catherine.Bronson@delaware.gov

If you have any comments, please email the above or return this memo to this office by November 15, 2022.

A public hearing on the above applications will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received within 20 days from this notice. Please indicate in your letter whether your intention is to request a public hearing or whether you are simply providing comments for the Department’s consideration. If a public hearing is desired, please be advised that a public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.




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