2 edition of Water use and management in the upper basin of the Delaware River, 1890-1975 found in the catalog.
Water use and management in the upper basin of the Delaware River, 1890-1975
M. L. Quinn
|Statement||by Mary Louise Quinn.|
|LC Classifications||TC425.D3 Q56|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||3, x, 375 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||375|
|LC Control Number||76151792|
Delaware River Main stem river is miles long –“shared” throughout its length Dra square miles of watershed. ~15 million people (about 5% of the U.S. population) rely on the waters of the Delaware River Basin Water withdrawal in the Basin = billion gallons a day Contributes over $21B in economic value to the Region. A watershed is all of the land that water moves across or under while flowing to a specific body of water. A watershed includes the land and the water in it as well as the plants, animals and humans who live and work there. Every area of the earth in which water falls on land is a watershed; so no matter where you live, you live in a watershed!
Courtesy Delaware River Basin Commission State of the Basin Report Philadelphia and its international seaport activity generates jobs, labor income, economic output and tax revenues. Delaware River ports employ 4, workers who earn $ million and generate $ billion in economic output. Some good web sites about the Delaware in general is the Delaware River Recreation Site, Delaware Water Gap, the National Park Service, and the Delaware River Basin Commission. Although quite easy to paddle, probably more people have died on the Delaware than all the other rivers listed on this web site combined, due the the caliber of paddlers.
Water quality in the Delaware River, USA, has improved significantly since the Fed-eral Water Pollution Control Act (), Clean Water Act of , and authorization of the Delaware River Basin Commission Compact in Initial economic analysis by the Federal Water Pollution Administration in concluded the multimillion dollar pollution. The basin’s waterways also provide drinking water for more than 15 million people. Overall, the Delaware River basin provides $21 billion in ecosystem goods and services per year, including recreational, commercial and water quality benefits. In short, preserving clean, healthy and ecologically vibrant waterways in the Delaware River basin is.
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The Delaware River. Before we talk about the basin, let's talk about the river. The Delaware is the longest un-dammed river in the United States east of the Mississippi, extending miles from the confluence of its East and West branches at Hancock, N.Y. to the mouth of the Delaware Bay where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The USGS' National Water Census quantifies water supply and demand across the country, with the goal of achieving a sustainable water strategy to help meet the nation's water needs. The Delaware River Basin was a focus area of this USGS water availability initiative, and a three-year study was completed.
Delaware River Basin Water Census Focus Area Study: Presentation given by Jeff Fischer. DRBC Delaware Estuary (Tidal River & Bay & Tributary) Reports. Delaware Estuary Designated Use Study and related Water Quality Reports: Report to DRBC on Concentrations of Nutrients and Chlorophyll-a and Rates of Respiration and Primary Production in Samples from the Delaware River Collected in May and July (pdf KB; this report was submitted to the DRBC by the Horn Point.
Year Published: Estimated use of water in the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, The Delaware River Basin (DRB) was selected as a Focus Area Study in by the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) as part of the USGS National Water Census. The Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin (WRA) was established in by representatives from industry, public and private utilities and other organizations that had wide-ranging interests in water resources and sought to ensure public participation in the management of the Delaware River and its tributaries.
The purpose of the Commission is to bring the Delaware River under collective and balanced control, and to ensure fair usage by the states. To this end, the Commission conducts programs related to water quality protection, water supply allocation and water conservation, regulatory review and permitting, watershed planning, drought management, flood mitigation and loss reduction, and.
Call the Upper Delaware River Hotline at () This recorded message is available 24 hours a day and is updated daily during the boating season. It provides the river height, air and water temperatures, boating conditions and general river safety information.
P.O. BoxWest Trenton, NJ Phone (); Fax () Thanks to NJ for hosting the DRBC website. In recent years, there is an ongoing debate regarding the causes of observed streamflow change across the Midwest. In the Wabash River basin in Indiana, streamflow trends due to changes in land management and climate are potentially masked by the effect of.
Ground-Water Quality in the Delaware River Basin, New York, and - Summary and link to full report. Groundwater Quality in the Delaware and St.
Lawrence River Basins, New York, - Summary and link to full report. Data for the Delaware River Basin can be accessed by. A breakthrough in water resources management occurred in when President Kennedy and the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the first time signed concurrent compact legislation into law creating a regional body with the force of law to oversee a unified approach to managing a river system without regard to political boundaries.
The Upper Delaware River contains some of the cleanest water in the eastern United States. The Upper Delaware's consistently high water quality provides habitat to diverse and well-balanced biological communities.
The upper segment of the river is also unique among large rivers in the East due to its relatively cold temperatures.
The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program builds on momentum for collaborative conservation in the watershed by supporting partners through federally appropriated funding for projects in four key areas: clean water, habitat, recreation, and flow management.
Water resource management in the basin is regulated by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and other entities. This program will coordinate with existing regulatory activities, but will focus on non-regulatory efforts to support the demands on the water resources of the basin and to enhance tolerence of potential drought and flood.
The Delaware River Basin Source Water Collaborative, an affiliate of the national Source Water Collaborative, is a basin-wide partnership to identify and explore issues impacting water resource sustainability for the more than 15 million people who rely on surface and ground water from the basin for drinking water.
A multi-site forum, held in. The Decree defined the rights and obligations of each Decree Party with respect to water use in the Delaware River Basin. The most important components of the Decree are: 1) New York City is authorized to divert million gallons per day (MGD) out of the basin, but must make compensating releases so that the flow of the river at Montague.
The Delaware River Basin (DRB) was selected as a Focus Area Study in by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as part of the USGS National Water Census. The National Water Census is a USGS research program that focuses on national water availability and use and then develops new water accounting tools and assesses water availability at both the regional and national scales.
State of the Basin Water Quality and Living Resources (pdf 3 MB; presentation given at the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin Fall Technical Symposium, Nov. ); Recreational Uses and Criteria in the Delaware River (pdf 3 MB; presentation given at the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Fall Forum, Oct.
); DRBC Water Quality Management. There have been many exciting developments in the Upper Delaware River region this year that impact the river and our local communities. Please consider attending FUDR’s annual “Water, Water, Everywhere” conference on October 14th where you will receive the latest information about what’s going on in the watershed.
USGS National Water Census Water Budget Data Resources for the Upper Delaware - HUC (Turn off compatibility view settings in IE if having problems viewing this site) EPA - Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS) for the Upper Delaware - HUC.
Contact, chat, social media. About. Organization, jobs, budget.Williamson, Tanja N., Lant, Jeremiah G.,User Manuals for the Delaware River Basin Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (DRB-WATER) and associated WATER Application Utilities: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report Delaware River Basin (House DocumentSeventy-third Congress, second session) officially recognized the need for an inters tate agency and the economies that can result from unified development and control of the water resources of the basin; and Whereas the water resources of the basin are presently subject to the duplicating.