The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been implementing a different type of approach to assess, manage, and protect Delaware's natural resources. This approach, known as Whole Basin Management, encourages the various programs from throughout the Department to work in an integrated manner to assess different geographic areas of the state defined on the basis of drainage patterns. As a result of this effort, the Department is pleased to share with you the Delaware Bay & Estuary Basin Assessment Report. This report represents the Department's collective knowledge about the land area draining to the Delaware Bay & Estuary. Our hope is that this information can be used to help others understand the status of our natural resources and the key issues that the Department intends to focus on in this basin.
Assessment Report (Approx. 6MB PDF file)