The Delaware River Watershed is an ever-changing economic driver, as well as a natural space for recreation and the drinking water source for about 16 million people in four states. We report on all of it, and we want you, and your curiosity, to help guide us. Our goal is to help our audience better understand the Watershed that surrounds us and imagine its future together.
Our recent coverage includes:
- Planned New Jersey wind port will help meet strong demand from a growing offshore industry
- Controversial Gibbstown LNG terminal gets final DRBC approval
Coverage by our Watershed Watch partner, Delaware Currents, includes:
You, our audience, have contributed to the following stories:
- Isaias poured floodwaters on the Heinz Refuge in August. It’s been rising above them since
- Toppled trees, rushing stormwater: What’s causing erosion along the region’s creeks and streams?
- When litter in the river isn’t the only reason the Schuylkill is trashier
- Beavers and sturgeon and bass, oh my! What wildlife tells us about watershed health
So, tell us: How have the rivers and creeks in your area changed in the past few years?
We’ll incorporate your answers into our reporting. If your input is chosen for our reporters to investigate or explain, we’ll let you know.
Curious about what the Delaware River Watershed even is? Here’s a quick definition.
The Delaware River Watershed includes about 13,500 square miles of land stretching from upstate New York, through parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Its boundaries are defined by water — surface water, as well as the rain, snow and sleet that seeps into the ground or flows into the watershed’s streams, lakes and rivers. Eventually, this water makes its way into the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi.