Water Quality and Quantity

DRBC to study chemical from rubber tire particles as source of water contamination

Researchers in the Delaware River watershed are gearing up to study what they consider an emerging water pollutant of concern:...
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Solutions to New Jersey flooding: Improved funding and public policies

Flooding in New Jersey will persist as climate change brings heavier and more frequent rains and development encourages runoff, panelists...
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EPA hearing focuses on new dissolved oxygen rules for section of Delaware River

The tussle over revising the uses of the urban section of the Delaware River, as well as the accompanying water...
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Latest salvo in the battle to save endangered sturgeon comes from the Philadelphia Water Department

As the largest single source of treated wastewater in the Delaware Estuary, the Philadelphia Water Department contributes the lion's share...
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Even more rain is coming to the Delaware River watershed after this week’s deluge

The Delaware River watershed barely has had time to bail out from the deluge of flood-triggering rain on Tuesday and...
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EPA seeks to improve dissolved oxygen levels and water quality in urban stretch of Delaware River

All in all, it was a good week for the Delaware River. Two significant developments point toward possible improvements in...
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Sewage is overflowing into Philly’s rivers. Is the city’s $2B+ fix working?

Editor’s note: Delaware Currents, in partnership with Grid magazine and Chestnut Hill Local, spent several months examining Green City, Clean...
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Tookany/Tacony-Frankford: Water connects us

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford waterways are a big name for what is really a rather small stream or two, or three, or...
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Polluted streams continue to plague Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania

The quality of water in the Pennsylvania sub-basins that make up the Delaware River watershed deteriorated only slightly from an...
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‘Proforestation’ can help manage carbon storage

Environmental groups in New Jersey are turning to proforestation as a way to decrease harmful carbon emissions and blunt the...
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River Pointe project to be in spotlight again at hearing

A public hearing set for Monday will spotlight a sprawling commercial building plan of nearly 6 million square feet in...
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