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  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.




DNREC preparing for upcoming dredging of Massey’s Ditch

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section is preparing for the upcoming dredging of a vital channel for Delaware boaters, Massey’s Ditch.




Sussex Conservation District offers free workshop on stormwater pond maintenance Dec. 5 in Lewes

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sussex County property owners who want to learn more about stormwater pond maintenance are invited to attend free workshops being offered Dec. 5.




DNREC, City of Lewes to erect fencing at Lewes Beach primary dune beginning first week of November

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DNREC and the City of Lewes will begin erecting fencing along the bay side of the primary dune at Lewes Beach during the first week of November.




Rehoboth Beach nourishment project to begin under direction of DNREC, US Army Corps of Engineers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a beach nourishment project for City of Rehoboth Beach partnering DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section with the US Army Corps of Engineers expects to begin pumping sand this week along the north end of Rehoboth Beach.







  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.




DNREC preparing for upcoming dredging of Massey’s Ditch

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section is preparing for the upcoming dredging of a vital channel for Delaware boaters, Massey’s Ditch.




Sussex Conservation District offers free workshop on stormwater pond maintenance Dec. 5 in Lewes

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sussex County property owners who want to learn more about stormwater pond maintenance are invited to attend free workshops being offered Dec. 5.




DNREC, City of Lewes to erect fencing at Lewes Beach primary dune beginning first week of November

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DNREC and the City of Lewes will begin erecting fencing along the bay side of the primary dune at Lewes Beach during the first week of November.




Rehoboth Beach nourishment project to begin under direction of DNREC, US Army Corps of Engineers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a beach nourishment project for City of Rehoboth Beach partnering DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section with the US Army Corps of Engineers expects to begin pumping sand this week along the north end of Rehoboth Beach.