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    DELAWARE CURRENTS ON WJFF-FM

    Meg McGuire is a regular guest on WJFF's program "Making Waves." The show is on every Monday at 8 p.m., Meg is on every third Monday to talk about current issues on the Delaware.

Sandra Meola, executive director of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, welcomes environmentalists, scientists, government officials and academics to its 7th annual conference. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

ALL the watershed folks were in Allentown, PA to talk about ALL the watershed issues (there are lots of them!!)

The Coalition for the Delaware Watershed held its annual conference in Allentown Oct.,16 and 17th. Here are all the tweets that Delaware Currents sent out gathered together!!

Not far from Pepacton  Reservoir and Downsville off Gregory Hollow Road, federal grant money is helping to pay for a new, much-needed culvert to prevent flooding. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

So what’s happening in the upper, upper Delaware? (A lot)

At the Friends of the Upper Delaware’s Water, Water Everywhere conference, collaboration was the star of the show. Here are all the tweets from Delaware Currents from the conference.

U.S.Rep Antonio Delgado (D-19) speaking in Deposit, N.Y. at a press conference celebrating funding for conservation projects in Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado promises support for a Delaware River Congressional caucus

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-19) at a recent press conference in Deposit, N.Y. held to celebrate $1.2 million federal dollars coming to the Upper Delawre River. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Graphic Illustration by Celia Helfrich

Wastewater treatment plants: problem and solution for a healthier Delaware River

Just like us, fish need oxygen to breath, though they get their oxygen from the water they swim in. The Atlantic sturgeon is an endangered species that has returned to the cleaner Delaware River but their future is threatened because sometimes there isn’t enough oxygen for their young to thrive.

Graphic Illustration by Celia Helfrich

Clean water? Mind your pees and carbons!

The first in a series that examines the delicate relationship between dissolved oxygen in the Delaware River and Bay and an endangered species, the Atlantic sturgeon.

An SRO crowd gathered at the Hancock, N.Y. headquarters of the Friends of the Upper Delaware to hear the details of the new flow plan for the Delaware River. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Finding the Goldilocks solution: Getting the temperature just right in the Delaware River

How two New York City reservoirs capture and release Delaware River headwaaters has been a bone of contention in the upper river for years. A solution for part of the problem may be in sight. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

This is how the funding looked for this year, 2019/20.

States and feds leave DRBC high and dry — again

Time and again, the Delaware River Basin Commission has to recalculate and reassess its projects because the states and the federal government fail to live up to their financial promises.

The Delaware River was high this spring and early summer -- you might have noticed the water was fast and brown, carrying sediment down river. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

A potpourri of problems for scientists in the Delaware River and Bay

Microplastics are a hot topic in the Delaware River and bay, as are PFAS and various harmful bacteria near the outflow of wastewater treatment plants all over the watershed. The unsung work of the DRBC’s advisory committees is ON it!!!

Not all commissions attend the public hearings. Here, from left, Pamela Bush, commission secretary and assistant general counsel; Steve Tambini, executive director; Jeffrey Hoffman, New Jersey alternate commissioner  PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

An unusual public hearing for a piece of a big project on the Delaware

So, out of the blue, the Delaware River Basin Commission set a public hearing for the Gibbstown Logistics Center for a new second dock at its site, which is still under construction on the shores of the Delaware River. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Irrepressible anglers on a rainy April day, fishing on the West Branch of the Delaware River.PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

How goes the flow? This Delaware River committee wants to know

Anglers who fish in the West Branch of the Delaware River are among the people most interested in how much water there is in the river and how warm the water is. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE