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

Dawn Sharpley has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling with a cantilevered deck/porch and septic system on Lot 69, Block A, of Broadkill Beach.


Murderkill Inlet Jetty Rehabilitation

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has begun a project to replace and rehabilitate the jetties at the entrance of the Murderkill River.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kinney have applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build a single family dwelling with a cantilevered deck on Lot 9, Block 1, in South Bethany.


Comments and Questions: Murderkill River Dredging Project

This form is intended to provide a feedback mechanism for the 2022 Emergency Murderkill River Dredging Project. If you have questions that are not answered on the project page, or if you have comments about the project, please use this form to share them with our staff.


Emergency Murderkill River Inlet Dredging

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has completed an emergency dredging project at the mouth of the Murderkill River. The goal of the project was to restore navigability and increase boating safety while strengthening shoreline resiliency.

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Sediment and Stormwater Regulatory Guidance Memorandum RGM-3

The Sediment and Stormwater Program proposes to rescind the adoption of the Appoquinimink River Watershed Stormwater Management Plan’s standards and criteria for stormwater control, now redundant.


Pilottown Road Mitigation Study

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has undertaken an investigation of flood mitigation options for the section of Pilottown Road, in Lewes, that crosses Canary Creek near its confluence with the Broadkill River. The section of Pilottown Road leading to the Canary Creek bridge is frequently inundated


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

The Division of Parks and Recreation has applied for a permit to excavate an area on each side of the dune crossover at the bathhouse and place sand on beach at the Tower Road and Fenwick Island.


Inland Bays Swimming Advisory Caution

The DNREC Shellfish and Recreational Water Program has issued a permanent swimming advisory caution for Delaware’s Inland Bays — Rehoboth Bay, Indian River and Bay, Little Assawoman Bay, and the portion of Assawoman Bay located in Delaware.
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Application for a Permit for Construction Seaward of the DNREC Building Line

David A. Rumford has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to build an elevator shaft on the west side of the existing dwelling on Lot 3, Block JJ, Lewes Beach.


Blue-Green Algae in Delaware

Blue-green algae blooms occur each year on Delaware ponds, lakes and some tidal freshwater areas. Because they can have harmful effects on people and animals, the state has posted warning signs at water bodies which historically have had blooms.

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Flood Hazard Map Revision: Bundicks Branch

Sussex County proposes to revise the flood hazard information along Bundicks Branch between Beaver Dam Road and Cool Spring Road and along a tributary to Bundicks Branch from the confluence with Bundicks Branch to Dairy Farm Road.


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

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Girard have applied for a permit to construct a single family dwelling with a cantilevered deck on Lot 14, Block 7, in South Bethany.


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.


Delaware’s Draft 305(b) and 303(d) Waters Assessment Methodologies and Data Solicitation

The Department is asking for public comment on DNREC’s Draft Assessment and Listing Methodologies for Delaware’s 2022 Combined Watershed Assessment Report (305(b)) and Determination for the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List of Waters Needing TMDLs.


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.


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


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.


Comments and Questions: White Creek Dredging Project

This form is intended to provide a feedback mechanism for the 2022 White Creek Dredging Project. If you have questions that are not answered on the project page, or if you have comments about the project, please use this form to share them with our staff.


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).
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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 Dredging Project

DNREC is in the bidding phase of a project to dredge White Creek and part of the Assawoman Canal. Both are important navigation channels in the Inland Bays.
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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.



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.
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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





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