Regulators and Watershed Organizations

Old ways of thinking about Delaware River Basin flooding no longer apply

The last record-setting floods in the Delaware River Basin are inadequate baselines to prepare for the extreme weather to come...
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Population served by the Delaware River Basin jumps by 600,000
New census figures reveal that 14.2 million people are served by the basin

The Delaware River Basin serves a population of 14.2 million people, up from 13.6 million based on population figures from...
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For the first time in a dozen years, the feds will pay their fair share of DRBC funding
The federal government has allocated $715,000 to the commission but only for this year.

There's good news about funding for the Delaware River Basin Commission. The shortfall between what the states and the federal...
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‘We’re not going to beat Mother Nature’: Tackling climate change in the Delaware River basin
Environmental officials say urgency and innovative thinking are needed

The effects of climate change are already readily apparent in the Delaware Estuary and the window to respond is rapidly...
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A ‘sobering’ look at the effects of climate change on the Delaware Estuary
“The challenges we are facing are really immense,” a keynote speaker on Monday warned.

Climate trends in the Delaware Estuary and Basin reflect a blend of spiking temperatures, with a growing number of 90-degree-plus...
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DRBC adopts new rules to prohibit fracking wastewater discharges
The commission tightened rules for Delaware River water to be exported for fracking and the importation of fracked wastewater.

Ever since the DRBC banned fracking in the watershed in February 2021, the issue that has environmental activists alarmed is...
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DRBC set to vote on fracked wastewater ban
The commission on Wednesday will consider a rule to ban the import or discharge of fracking wastewater in the basin

As is often the way with the really interesting proposals that the Delaware River Basin Commission votes on, it's hard...
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EPA sides with environmental groups
It demands that the DRBC speed up the process to improve the water quality of the Delaware River.

The Environmental Protection Agency has handed a surprise victory to environmental groups that were arguing for faster action to raise...
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Delaware River watershed comes alive at Philly museum
Exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University offer immersive lessons

Note: This is the second part of a two-part series about exhibits at Philadelphia museums that focus on the Delaware...
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Philly museums highlight life downstream and on the Delaware
Visit the Science History Institute and Independence Seaport Museum

Note: This is one part of a two-part series about exhibits at Philadelphia museums that focus on the Delaware River...
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Looking for healthy bugs
DRBC’s biomonitoring team investigates the Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware was looking every inch “special” recently when a team from the Delaware River Basin Commission investigated its...
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