After years-long deliberation, the Delaware River Basin Commission today voted to ban fracking in the watershed. More study is set for the import to and export from the waters of the basin.

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A manmade chemical called 1,4-dioxane “a likely human carcinogen,” has been found in the Delaware River in the more industrialized section of the river and in the Lehigh River and south — that part of the river designated by the Delaware River Basin Commission as Special Protection Waters. Here’s some mapping of the sites: www.drbc.maps.arcgis.com…

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Play Video The 8th Annual (Virtual) Delaware River Watershed Forum opened with a town hall-style meeting with U.S. Rep Antonio Delgado (NY-17). Friends of the Upper Delaware Executive Director Jeff Skelding hosted the meeting, and highlighted a question I’ve been asking for a while: What about a Delaware River Congressional Caucus?

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Fall is conference season in the Delaware watershed and they provide lots of ways to stay up-to-date with current research and projects, with a twist: Covid is making them all virtual so there are likely some you could attend without having the expense of overnight accommodation!

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