Upper Delaware Bay watershed occupies Delaware Bay between the C and D Canal on the north and Port Penn, Delaware. It includes Reedy Island.
Watershed Area: 6,226 acres (2,520 hectares)
Location: Delaware Bay between C and D Canal and 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, Riprap and Beach.
|Upper Delaware Bay Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Estuarine Coastal Mesohaline Water||6,158||2,492|
|Reed Tidal Marsh||68||28|
*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.