Water Quality and Quantity
How did the flow from the Delaware River reservoirs become “flexible”?
By Meg McGuire | May 18, 2023
If you want to really understand the Delaware River, you've got to get your arms around the Flexible Flow Management...
More variables than constants in NYC shutdown of Delaware Aqueduct
By Meg McGuire | May 6, 2023
If you've attended any of the sessions where the New York City Department of Environmental Protection explained its plans for...
How did the ‘Amazonification’ of New Jersey happen?
Shifts in global trade have had a bigger influence in the growth of warehouses than the pandemic, experts said.
By Chris Mele | May 2, 2023
The pandemic has not had the outsized influence on the explosive growth of warehouses in New Jersey as conventional wisdom...
DRBC supports NYCDEP analysis of Delaware Aqueduct shutdown
By Meg McGuire | April 30, 2023
More than 50 people took advantage of a virtual meeting held by the Delaware River Basin Commission to learn more...
Proposed Poconos warehouses would harm quality of life and waters, opponents warn
By Chris Mele | April 24, 2023
Three warehouses proposed in the Poconos would endanger sensitive wetlands and waterways, pollute the air and undermine the region’s quality...
Report gives Delaware Estuary and Basin a ‘fair’ health rating
Editor’s note: For Earth Day, Delaware Currents is reporting on the 2022 TREB, a 400-plus-page technical assessment of the health of the Delaware Estuary and Basin.
By Chris Mele | April 22, 2023
The health of the Delaware Estuary and Basin remains unchanged since 2008, earning a “fair” rating based on a blend...
Lehigh River named among top 10 most endangered rivers in the country
A proliferation of warehouses threatens the Lehigh, the Delaware River’s second-largest tributary, an advocacy group said.
By Chris Mele | April 18, 2023
A proliferation of warehouses and distribution centers, which bring more paved surfaces and dirtier, faster runoff, threatens the Lehigh River...
NYCDEP looks to assuage fears about the Delaware Aqueduct shutdown
By Meg McGuire | April 13, 2023
The date for the Delaware Aqueduct shutdown still stands at Oct. 1 but if meteorological conditions aren't right, there's a...
Philadelphia assures residents drinking water is safe after a chemical leak
Tests have showed no signs of contamination, officials said, but skeptical Philadelphians made mad dashes for bottled water.
By Chris Mele | March 28, 2023
Philadelphia officials on Monday sought to reassure skeptical residents that the city’s drinking water was safe for consumption days after...
Hazardous-waste polluters on the Delaware River will fund more than $1.3M in environmental restoration work
The federal government reached settlements with a Philadelphia salvage yard and a former DuPont landfill in Wilmington that released PCBs and other harmful substances
By Chris Mele | February 20, 2023
Settlements with two former hazardous waste sites along the Delaware River — one in Philadelphia and one in Wilmington –...
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership gains $260,000 stormwater grant
The project will help reduce runoff volume and prevent floods at a Leech’s Run tributary
By Octavia Feliciano | February 15, 2023
Leech’s Run, a tributary of Tookany Creek, flows past the eastern edge of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, in...
‘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
By Chris Mele | February 1, 2023
The effects of climate change are already readily apparent in the Delaware Estuary and the window to respond is rapidly...