Draft of DRBC’s plan to clean the Delaware is finally here

Delaware River

As with so many documents from the Delaware River Basin Commission, the title of the Draft Attainability Report released on Friday does not give any indication of what this could mean for the Delaware River. Its official title is: Aquatic Life Designated Use Analysis of Attainability Report. It is a review of how we can…

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Accurate Reporting Takes Time and Persistence

FOIA photo

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers. To sign up for the newsletters, email us. Dear reader, We’re going to be sending out a newsletter once a week, with any luck, and we’re planning it for Thursdays. Today, I’ve asked my stalwart freelancer (and husband) to give you a little behind-the-…

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What I discovered snorkeling in the Delaware

Meg McGuire

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers this month. To sign up for the newsletters, email us. I know, I know, I know. How crazy is it that I’ve been hip-deep (and deeper) in all things Delaware River for the past seven years and I’ve never been IN the Delaware? On…

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It’s been a minute…
Catching up from a busy summer

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers this month. To sign up for the newsletters, email us Geez, Labor Day has come and gone! Hope your summers were great. I had some fun stuff and then COVID. Luckily, with vaccinations and boosters, it wasn’t horrible but it does have some…

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Where does your drinking water come from, Hemlock Farms?

Water tower in Hemlock Farms

Full disclosure, I live in Hemlock Farms, so I have a vested interest in finding out about my water! Delaware Currents has done a number of stories about the various projects that take water from the watershed, but I’ve never done one on my “home turf.” Mainly because it’s relatively small and its impact on…

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Reporter’s notebook: What goes on at a DRBC meeting

Reporter's notebook at DRBC meeting

“So, what is the DRBC all about?” Delaware Gov. John Carney asked in his welcoming address to this, the first in-person meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission in more than two years, which happened at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., on June 8.  He was recalling his first contact with the DRBC back…

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