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|
|Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland||27.00||11.00|
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.