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Success Stories: Pike Creek

Pike Creek is in northern New Castle County and is a tributary of White Clay Creek within the White Clay Creek subbasin. The lower portions of the White Clay Creek are tidally influenced. In 2000, the President signed a law adding 190 miles of the White Clay Creek and its tributaries to the National Wild
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Biennial NPS Training and Meeting

The DNREC Nonpoint Source Program (NPS), in partnership with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3, hosted the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Nonpoint Source Program Training and Meeting in October of 2019. The states in the EPA Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) take turns hosting this biennial event. The next meeting, in 2021,
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Success Stories: Trap Pond

Southern Delaware’s Trap Pond is a tributary of Broad Creek, which drains to the Nanticoke River and flows to the Chesapeake Bay. This area has a unique ecology, as it is home to the northernmost natural stand of bald cypress in the United States. The area also contains a 2,000-acre wetland, one of the largest
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Success Stories: Gravelly Branch

Southern Delaware’s Gravelly Branch watershed drains into the Nanticoke River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Gravelly Branch begins in the town of Ellendale and flows toward the city of Seaford. The major land use in the 24,423-acre Gravelly Branch watershed is agriculture.
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Success Stories: Tappahanna Ditch

Tappahanna Ditch is located in the Choptank River watershed on the western edge of Delaware in Kent County. The Choptank River watershed consists of the Tappahanna Ditch, Culbreth Marsh Ditch, and Cow Marsh Creek. The drainage area of the Choptank River watershed within Delaware is approximately 97 square miles.
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Success Stories: Cow Bridge Branch

Stockley Branch flows into Cow Bridge Branch watershed, which spans 28,676 acres and is located in the Indian River watershed in southeastern Sussex County. The Indian River Bay watershed makes up one of three of Delaware’s interconnected Inland Bays (Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Little Assawoman Bay).
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Success Stories: Upper Marshyhope Creek

The Delaware portion of the Marshyhope Creek watershed (Upper Marshyhope Creek) lies within Kent and Sussex counties on the western edge of Delaware. The creek flows into Maryland before eventually discharging into the Nanticoke River, which in turn empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The drainage area of the Marshyhope Creek watershed within Delaware is approximately
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Success Stories: Little Assawoman Bay

Little Assawoman Bay — the smallest of Delaware’s Inland Bays — is connected to Indian River Bay on the north by the Assawoman Canal and to Assawoman Bay on the south via a narrow channel. The Little Assawoman Bay watershed is an agriculture-dominated watershed covering three square miles with no influencing point sources. The area
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Success Stories: Noxontown Pond

Noxontown Pond covers approximately 158 acres near the headwaters of the Appoquinimink River watershed. This watershed contains three of the fastest developing municipalities in the state – Odessa, Townsend, and Middletown. While much of this watershed was historically agricultural, increased development has led to the conversion of farms into suburban residential communities. Less than 9%
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Success Stories: Records Pond

Records Pond, also known as Laurel Lake, was created in 1900 with the completion of the Records Pond Dam on Broad Creek. Although Records Pond is just over 90 acres, it is one of the larger lakes in Delaware. Almost at sea level, and with a maximum depth of 10 feet, the pond is relatively
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Success Stories: Coursey Pond

Coursey Pond, in southeast Kent County, is a 58-acre pond draining to the Murderkill River, a tributary to the Delaware Bay. The headwaters of the Murderkill River begin just west of Felton and flow towards Bowers Beach, with the lower 10.5-mile portion of the river influenced by tides. The Coursey Pond area is home to
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Success Stories: Abbott’s Mill Pond

Abbott’s Mill Pond was created over 200 years ago by damming Johnson Branch in order to power a grist mill. The pond covers approximately 25 acres on Johnson Branch, a tributary near the headwaters of the Mispillion River watershed. The pond is now maintained as part of the Abbott’s Mill Nature Center used for public
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Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant Program

Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants (CBIG) enable states the lie in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to meet the goals outlined in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, such as improving water quality.

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Brittany Sturgis Nonpoint Source Program 285 Beiser Blvd, Suite 102 Dover, DE
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Section 319 Grants

The Delaware Nonpoint Source Program administers a competitive grant program made possible through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The grant provides funding for projects designed to reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in Delaware.

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Sharon Webb
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Local Implementation Funding Grant

The Local Implementation Funding Grant is an annually-determined portion of funding set aside in Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant. Local implementation funding is intended for use by local entities within Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for best management practices (BMPs) implementation projects that will improve water quality by reduction of nutrient and sediment
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Nonpoint Source Program

The Nonpoint Source Program provides funding for projects designed to reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in Delaware. Nonpoint source pollution is pollution that originates from a diffuse source (such as an open field or a road) and is transported to surface or ground waters through leaching or runoff.

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Nonpoint Source Success Stories

The DNREC Nonpoint Source Program is committed to addressing pollution affecting Delaware waterbodies by encouraging and supporting the use of specific best management practices that can reduce the effects of nonpoint source pollution.
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Delaware’s Section 303(d) Waters and Data Solicitation

DNREC announces the availability and opportunity to comment on the Department’s Tentative Determination for Delaware’s 2020 Section 303(d) List (water quality limited segments) and the supporting Documents for the determinations.
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Information About Vibrio Bacteria

Vibrio are bacteria that occur naturally in brackish waters such as the Delaware Bay, the Inland Bays and tributaries, especially during warm weather months. Vibrio infections are relatively rare in Delaware and nationwide. However, when Vibrio or other bacteria come into contact with an open wound, they can cause serious infections. Vibrio infections can be
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What is a Red Tide?

“Red Tide” is the common term for a particular type of harmful algal bloom made up of large concentrations of toxic red dinoflagellates called Karenia brevis (K. Brevis). These are tiny red-colored, naturally-occurring aquatic microorganisms which, in sufficient concentrations, can cause a reddish tint to the water. At very high concentrations, they can cause toxic
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

A listing of recent applications for subaqueous lands permits, leases, and water quality certifications.
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Wastewater Facilities Construction Permit Application: Sussex Montessori School

Sussex Montessori School proposes to construct a submersible sanitary sewer pump station and approximately 1,615 linear feet of 1.5 inch diameter force main to serve a proposed school campus located at 24960 Dairy Lane, in Seaford.
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Public Meeting: City of Wilmington Request for a Distribution and Marketing Permit

The DNREC Surface Water Discharges Section will conduct a public meeting on Veolia North America’s permit application for a distribution and marketing permit for Class A/Exceptional Quality biosolids generated at the City of Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

A listing of applications for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits, leases, and water quality certifications.
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Public Meeting and Public Hearing: NaturaLawn of America Distribution and Marketing Permit (Docket #2019-P-W-0025)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section will conduct a public meeting and a public hearing on NaturaLawn of America’s application for a distribution and marketing permit.
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

A list of applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
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Agricultural Utilization Permit – Request for Renewal – McMullen Septic Service, Inc.

McMullen Septic Service, Inc. of Seaford, has requested renewal of their existing agricultural utilization permit which authorizes the surface application of limited quantities of grease trap waste at agronomic rates onto a portion of the Jack McMullen Farm.
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

A listing of applications to the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for subaqueous lands permits, leases and lease renewals.
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Distribution and Marketing Permit Application – NaturalLawn of America, Inc., Maryland

NaturalLawn of America has requested a distribution & marketing permit to sell fertilizer products containing heat dried biosolids in Delaware. The biosolids are generated at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant and stabilized at the Metropolitan Biosolids Management heat drying facility, both located in Cicero, Illinois.
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Wastewater Facilities Construction Permit Application: Wellesley Partners, LLC

Wellesley Partners, LLC proposes to construct a sanitary sewer pump station and approximately 1,900 linear feet of force main to serve 131 single family lots and a pool house in the proposed Wellesley Subdivision and 450 future equivalent dwelling units on adjacent lands on the south side of Warrington Road, east of Route 24, and north of Rehoboth Beach.
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Public Hearing: Allen Harim On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Permit Application and Artesian Wastewater Management Spray Irrigation Permit Application

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2019, on permit applications which have been received from Allen Harim Foods, LLC, and Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc.
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Water Allocation Permit Renewal and Modification: Town of Laurel

The Town of Laurel has applied for a renewal and modification of its public water allocation which serves approximately 4,000 people in Sussex County.
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Water Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of water allocation permit applications received the DNREC Water Supply Section.
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

A listing of applications to the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for permits, leases, and water quality certification.
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General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits

DNREC and the Department of Agriculturey give notice of a number of farms having applied for coverage under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permit Number DE 5000N/11, to operate a Large, Medium, or Designated Poultry CAFO without land application of manure under Section 9.5 of the DNREC’s Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution.
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Groundwater Discharges Section Permit Applications

Division of Water Start Date: 3/17/2019 End Date: 4/2/2019
On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Waste Management, Inc. has applied for a permit to construct a holding tank on their property located on the north side
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Division of Watershed Stewardship

The Division of Watershed Stewardship manages and protects the state’s soil, water and coastlines. It uses a comprehensive array of watershed-based programs to ensure proper stewardship of Delaware’s natural resources. The division protects and maintains the state’s shoreline and navigable waterways. It regulates changes to coastal and urban lands. It develops and implements innovative
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Green Infrastructure Loans

The Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (commonly known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) provides loans for green infrastructure projects to help meet an EPA goal to promote green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, and other environmentally innovative projects.
Each year, between 10 and 20 percent of
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