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Delaware Inland Bay and Delaware Bay Coast Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

The Coastal Storm Risk Management Study of the Delaware Inland Bays and Delaware Bay Coast (known as the Back Bay Study) will explore potential storm risk management problems and flood risk reduction solutions. It will recommend risk reduction solutions that increase community resilience to coastal storms. Delaware’s Inland


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

Bethany Dunes Homeowners Association proposes to mechanically scrape sand from the beach to rebuild the dune on a parcel in Bethany Dunes.


2023 Certified Construction Reviewer Course

Pre-registration is now open for the 2023 Sediment and Stormwater Program’s Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) course. The course is scheduled to be held in March 2023. 
Course Schedule March 2 — Virtual Class March 9 — Virtual Class March 16 — In-person Field Trip March


Living Shoreline Cost Share Program

Living shorelines can protect and enhance the beauty of shoreline properties. The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship provides cost share assistance for installing living shorelines and stabilization projects. Living shorelines use natural materials like native plants, oyster shells and biodegradable coconut-fiber logs as a barrier to defend against


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

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Santry propose building a single-family dwelling and cantilevered deck on Lot 6, Block 1, in South Bethany


Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook Updates

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

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Sediment and Stormwater Program 302-739-9921
The documents, part of the Delaware Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, support the Delaware Sediment and


Revised Sediment and Stormwater Regulatory Guidance Documents

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


Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest

DNREC’s Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels. They will share their photos of Delaware’s natural beauty and remind us that everything that happens on land directly affects what happens in our waterways.

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Phil Miller


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

Edward Cohen has applied for a permit for construction seaward of the DNREC Building Line to construct an elevator shaft on Lot 48 in Cotton Patch Hills, in Sussex County.


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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Shoreline and Waterway Management 302-739-9921
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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.


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 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 Dredging Project

Dredging in White Creek and part of the Assawoman Canal is set to begin in early 2023. Both waterways are important navigation channels in the Inland Bays.
Comments and Questions Read Some of the Answers


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.





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