Delaware's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) - Phase II
Delaware's Draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Watershed was submitted to the EPA on December 15, 2011. EPA reviewed the document and provided comments in February 2012. At the same time, public comments were accepted through March 21, 2012. All suggestions were considered and the document was modified accordingly.
The Phase II WIP provides additional details about the partner organizations who will implement the WIP; specifies when plan actions will occur, and identifies the resources necessary for success. Additionally, some of the implementation goals identified in the Phase I WIP have been parsed down to a smaller scale, such as at the County level. Finally, the Phase II plan establishes implemenation goals for 2017, which is when 60 percent of the necessary nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment goals must be achieved, with 100 percent of the actions necessary to achieve the TMDLs implemented by 2025.
For more information about the Delaware Phase II WIP, please email Marcia Fox.
Phase II WIP Documents
Delaware's Final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan
Appendix A: Public Talk - Real Choices
Appendix B: Interagency Workgroup and Subcommittee Members
Appendix C: Delaware's Nonpoint Source Best Management Practice Quality Assurance Project Plan, Updated Spring 2011
Appendix D: Seaford's Washington Street Stormwater Retrofit Project
Appendix E: Draft University of Delaware Report - The Modeling of Land Use Activities within the Delaware Segment of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Appendix F: Scope of Work: Modifying Delaware's Nutrient Budget Protocol for Use as an Offset Tracking Tool in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Appendix G: 2017 & 2025 Agriculture Best Management Practice Implementation Levels
Appendix H: Nutrient Management Annual Report Form for the Choptank Watershed
Appendix I: Final University of Delaware Report - Socioeconomic Value of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Delaware
Appendix J: Nonpoint Source Best Management Practice Efficiency Table
Appendix K: Municipal Ordinance Review Memo
Appendix L: Municipal Model Ordinance Memo
Phase II Input Decks
An input deck is a spreadsheet formatted specifically for inclusion in the Chesapeake Bay Program Watershed model for analyzing future "what if" scenarios by the EPA. The spreadsheet contains information about the type and amount of best management practices that may be implemented, the associated units, the land uses or fish and wildlife the management practices apply to, and where these BMPs will be located.
More Phase II WIP Information
Interactive Map: Proposed Areas for Advanced Treatment On-Site Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Public forums presentation and posters on Phase II WIP development process (August 4 and 11, 2011)
WIP Related Information
2-Year Milestones Goals to help achieve the TMDL and WIP
ChesapeakeStat - view data and information on progress toward meeting Chesapeake goals!