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Lower Delaware Bayshore Watershed in Delaware

Picture of Delaware Bayshore Watershed Outine

                                          Lower Delaware Bayshore Watershed

 

Watershed Description

Picture of Delaware Bayshore Watershed

 Lower Delaware Bayshore Watershed from                            Fowlers Beach

Lower Delaware Bayshore watershed lies north of Lewes, Delaware and east of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Estuarine water of Delaware Bay composes most of the watershed.

Watershed Area:  4,481 acres (1,959 hectares)

Location:  Northeastern Sussex County, east of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Flow Direction:  Generally east, mostly 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 Beach, Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland and riprap.

Lower Delaware Bayshore Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Acres Hectares
Estuarine Coastal Polyhaline Water 4,779.00 1,934.00
Beach 35.00 14.00
Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland 27.00 11.00
Riprap 0.10 0.04

*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.

Managed Lands

 

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 robcoxe@baccharisconsulting.com for shapefile requests.

2007 Vegetation Community-Land Cover Map of Lower Delaware Bayshore