Delaware River

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River watershed.

There’s This Really Good Hot Dog Stand – In The Middle Of A River

Aug 3, 2018
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It started as a way to deal with the riffraff.

Back in the late 1980s, a local businessman came to Greg Crance with a problem. The businessman had been renting tubes to vacationers on a calm stretch of the Delaware River just south of Frenchtown, New Jersey, and just north of New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Business was fine, but the neighbors were irritated.

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An environmental group is criticizing Pennsylvania for its high numbers of Clean Water Act violations.

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Last week’s 2,200-page omnibus spending bill nearly doubled funding for construction work led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from $1 billion to $2 billion.

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George Washington and his troops' annual Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River has been saved by boats made by children.

Dam Removal Helps American Shad Return After Disappearing For Centuries

Aug 18, 2017
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife

For the first time in centuries, the American shad entered the Musconetcong River during its spring spawning migration upriver this year. The Musky, as it’s known to locals, is a tributary of the Delaware in Northwestern New Jersey. The Hughesville Dam, standing 18 feet tall and 150 feet wide, had blocked its way.

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How will climate change affect the Delaware watershed and the region's water supply? That's the "elephant in the atmosphere," as the Academy of Natural Sciences' Roland Wall put it, and part of the focus of a multimillion-dollar research initiative launching this week.

Researchers know that changes in temperature and precipitation will impact the Delaware River and the areas that surround it, but Wall, director of the academy's environmental initiatives, said much less is known about the best approaches to prepare for this and protect the water supply in general.