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Shoreline and Waterway Management Section


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Delaware's shoreline with the Cape Henlopen lighthouse in the backgroundThe mission of the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section is to maintain and improve Delaware’s shoreline and waterways (bays and canals). Overall, the section manages the shoreline through regulation of coastal construction activities and implementation of dune and beach management practices. We also work to protect and enhance eroded beaches to enable continued recreational use of this precious resource. Additionally, we work to improve the state’s ability to endure severe coastal storms with minimal damage to public and private property and infrastructure. 

Specifically, the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section:


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