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  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC announces new flood risk maps for New Castle County become effective February 4

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced today that new flood risk maps for New Castle County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on February 4.




Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisory

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health today updated the fish consumption advisory for fish caught in the tidal Delaware River. The updated advisory is a result of analysis of chemical contaminants in fish caught in the tidal Delaware River and elsewhere throughout the state. The change reflects long-term environmental improvements in the tidal Delaware River.




Redden State Forest project is part of Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

Department of Agriculture | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

The long-term battle to restore the Chesapeake Bay is quietly being waged on the Deep Creek Tract of Redden State Forest in Georgetown.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvesting

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Effective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.







  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC announces new flood risk maps for New Castle County become effective February 4

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced today that new flood risk maps for New Castle County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on February 4.




Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisory

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health today updated the fish consumption advisory for fish caught in the tidal Delaware River. The updated advisory is a result of analysis of chemical contaminants in fish caught in the tidal Delaware River and elsewhere throughout the state. The change reflects long-term environmental improvements in the tidal Delaware River.




Redden State Forest project is part of Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

Department of Agriculture | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

The long-term battle to restore the Chesapeake Bay is quietly being waged on the Deep Creek Tract of Redden State Forest in Georgetown.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvesting

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Effective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.