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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


Sea Level Rise and Delaware’s Wetlands

Over the past century, Delaware has experienced a sea level rise of more than one foot. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the rate of sea level rise will increase over the next century. This will lead to the loss of coastal wetlands in Delaware.



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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  • Wetland Warriors

    The Delaware Wetland Warrior Award is presented to those who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to benefit Delaware wetlands in the areas of outreach and education, monitoring and assessment, or restoration and protection.

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    Alison Rogerson Delaware Wetlands


    Living Shorelines

    A living shoreline is a method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands that is built using natural materials and native plants. They are a habitat friendly alternative to rip rap, bulkhead or stone revetments.

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    Alison Rogerson


    Wetlands Conference Archives

    This page contains an archive of materials from past Delaware Delaware Wetlands Conferences. Each year, the conference grows and expand to meet the needs of attendees. Please share your thoughts, or questions, with Alison Rogerson, at 302-739-9939. 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference – Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware


    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


    Wetlands Purify

    Wetlands purify our water by removing sediments and other pollutants including chemicals. Wetlands also filter and process excess nutrients that may runoff from agricultural and development sites. Wetlands have been called “the kidneys of our watersheds.”
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    Library: Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols

    A collection of management plans and monitoring protocols from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section.
    Wetland Publications Library
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    Wetland Health Assessments

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

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    Alison Rogerson Watershed Assessment 302-739-9939
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    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.
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    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.


    Landowner Protection Options

    Approximately 45 percent of all wetlands in the state are located on privately owned lands, with the remaining wetlands found on both state and federal lands. With nearly half of Delaware’s wetlands found on private lands it is important for landowners to recognize the benefits wetlands provide and work towards conserving and preserving them.


    The Delaware Wetlands Conference

    DNREC hosts a two-day Delaware Wetlands Conference every two years to explore the importance of wetlands across the Mid-Atlantic region.

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    Alison Rogerson Delaware Wetlands 302-739-9939



    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. [button-group


    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


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases.


    Public Hearing: Fort DuPont Subaqueous Lands Permit

    The Division of Water will conduct a virtual public hearing on Jan. 21, 2021, at 6 p.m. to consider comments from the public on a Subaqueous Lands Permit application from the Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation Corporation.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases.


    Drainage Programs

    The Drainage Programs work with landowners, tax ditch organizations and federal, state and local agencies to improve drainage, stormwater management and water quality in Delaware.

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    Drainage Program 302-855-1930 Report Drainage Concerns 302-855-1955


    Wetland And Channel Restoration

    The Drainage Program is responsible for over 45 wetland and stream restoration projects, resulting in approximately 180 acres of total restoration and habitat creation. Restoration activities are put into practice in a variety of locations, including local schools (creating an outdoor classroom), backyards of private landowners (Smith and Battista), marginal agricultural fields, and along


    Call for Public Comments: USACE NWP Reissuance

    The Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section is reviewing, and seeks public comment on, a proposal by the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to reissue 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs), issue five new NWPs, and modify the general conditions and definitions.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Division of Water for wetlands and subaqueous lands permits and leases and renewal of a statewide activity approval.


    Public Hearing: James and Meredith Bruner Subaqueous Lands Lease

    The DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a virtual public hearing on an application from James and Meredith Bruner for a lease to construct and use a pier, dock and two boatlifts in the Little Assawoman Bay.


    DSPC Public Hearing: Div. of Water Exhibits

    A list of public hearing exhibits submitted for the record by the Div. of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, for the Sept. 29, 2020, Diamond State Port Corporation public hearing (Docket #2020-P-MULTI-0024). Exhibit 1: Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section Application (Original) (3/13/20) Exhibit 2: Army Corps Permit Application (3/13/20)


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for subaqueous lands permits and leases from the DNREC Division of Water.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Diamond State Port Corporation Proposal

    Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) proposes to build a new container port on the Delaware River at 4600 Hay Road, Edgemoor, in New Castle County.
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    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for permits and leases.


    Before the Environmental Appeals Board of the State of Delaware

    The Environmental Appeals Board has scheduled a hearing on Aug. 11 to hear an appeal of a decision by the Wetlands & Subaqueous Lands Section to deny a request for a wetlands map correction in Bowers Beach.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of recent applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for permits and leases.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications submitted to the Division of Water.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

    A listing of recent permit applications submitted to the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

    A listing of recent applications for permits, leases and certifications from the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

    A listing of applications for permits and leases from the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for permits, leases, marina permits, operation and maintenance permits, and water quality certifications.


    Virtual Public Hearing: Andrew and Maureen Bolduc Dock and Dredging Permit

    The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on an application from Andrew and Maureen Bolduc for a permit to build a dock and to maintenance dredge an unnamed lagoon adjacent to White Creek, near Ocean View.


    Virtual Public Hearing: 204 Salisbury Exchange Subaqueous Lands Lease Application

    The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on a subaqueous lands lease application from 204 Salisbury Exchange.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for subaqueous lands leases and permits.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications to the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for permits, leases and water quality certifications.


    Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications

    A listing of applications for permits and leases to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.





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