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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC Analysis of Brandywine River Dam Sediments Reveals Encouraging Results

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Scientists from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control published research today related to sediment quality behind eight dams in the Brandywine River, which finds there would be low risk of harm to fish or human health from toxic compounds if sediments were released due to possible dam modification or removal.




DNREC Soliciting Grant Applications for Projects to Improve Water Quality in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Delawareans – along with government agencies and non-profit organizations throughout the state – can help support Delaware’s continuing quest for clean water by taking advantage of an annual grant opportunity administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and funded through the federal Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant funding for Delaware of $425,000 was recently announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with additional funds expected to be released to the state in 2021.




DNREC Lifts Second Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth Beach

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020

DNREC lifted a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.




DNREC Issues Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth Beach

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020

DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found today in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists.




Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted by DNREC, DPH

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

State government agencies, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts can now submit proposals to DNREC and the Delaware Division of Public Health to receive matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC Analysis of Brandywine River Dam Sediments Reveals Encouraging Results

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Scientists from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control published research today related to sediment quality behind eight dams in the Brandywine River, which finds there would be low risk of harm to fish or human health from toxic compounds if sediments were released due to possible dam modification or removal.




DNREC Soliciting Grant Applications for Projects to Improve Water Quality in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Delawareans – along with government agencies and non-profit organizations throughout the state – can help support Delaware’s continuing quest for clean water by taking advantage of an annual grant opportunity administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and funded through the federal Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant funding for Delaware of $425,000 was recently announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with additional funds expected to be released to the state in 2021.




DNREC Lifts Second Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth Beach

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020

DNREC lifted a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.




DNREC Issues Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth Beach

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020

DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found today in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists.




Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted by DNREC, DPH

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

State government agencies, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts can now submit proposals to DNREC and the Delaware Division of Public Health to receive matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.