Upper Delaware River watershed occupies the Delaware River area from the stateline to about the Port of Wilmington.
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
The water of Delaware River composes most of the watershed. A very small amount is present as Modified Land, Northeastern Old Field and Impervious Surface.
|Upper Delaware River Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Estuarine Coastal Oligohaline Water||5,856||2,370|
|Estuarine Tidal Riverine Water||2,038||825|
|Northeastern Old Field||50||20|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
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 email@example.com for shapefile requests.