Lower Delaware Bay watershed occupies most of Delaware Bay downstream of Port Penn, Delaware. This watershed contains the most water area of any in Delaware.
Watershed Area: 208,789 acres (84,494 hectares)
Location: Delaware Bay downstream of Port Penn, Delaware.
Flow Direction: Generally south, entirely tidal.
Characteristics: Mostly estuarine water of Delaware Bay with a small amount of land.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Delaware Bay composes most of the watershed. A very small amount is present as Reed Tidal Marsh, Beach and Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland.
|Lower Delaware Bay Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Estuarine Coastal Polyhaline Water||192,459||77,885|
|Estuarine Coastal Mesohaline Water||16,289||6,592|
|Reed Tidal Marsh||18||7|
|Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland||7||3|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
- Augustine Wildlife Area
- Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
- Little Creek Wildlife Area
- Ted Harvey Conservation Area
- Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
Links of Interest
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available
One vegetation community/land cover map based on 2007 aerial imagery is available in .pdf format. The map is in the process of completion and is provided “as is” for informational purposes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.