Delaware Shoreline Inventory

The Shoreline Inventory for Delaware occurred in a series of phases beginning in 2005.  

Phase 1 - Indian River Watershed

Phase 1 was initiated with funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to develop a Tidal Wetlands Protocol which included data development for the Shoreline Inventory for the Indian River Watershed.

Acknowledgement

Phase 1 of the Shoreline Inventory for Delaware Coastal Bays was funded through a grant from the Delaware Coastal Program with funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Wetland Program Development Grant (EPA #CD-973494-01). This was a coordinated effort between VIMS and the DENRC. Thanks to Amy Jacobs and Andrew Howard of the Watershed Assessment Section for their contribution to the project.

Citation

O'Brien, D.L., Jacobs, A., Berman, M.R., Rudnicky, T., McLaughlin, E., Howard, A., 2007. Refinement and validation of a multi-level assessment method for Mid-Atlantic tidal wetlands. Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. Final report: Wetland Program Development Grant (EPA #CD-973494-01), US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, Philadelphia, PA.

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CCRM logo, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays logo, DNREC logo, NOAA logo

Phase 2 - National Estuarine Research Reserve

In 2007, the Delaware Coastal Zone Management Program provided funds to target inland watersheds associated with three National Estuarine Research Reserve sites.

Appoquinimink River
Blackbird Creek
St Jones River
Acknowledgement

Phase 2 of the Shoreline Inventory for Delaware Coastal Bays was funded through a grant from the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under award number NA06NOS4190243. Special thanks to Amy Jacobs and Andrew Howard of the Watershed Assessment Section for their help with the project plan.

Citation

Berman, M.R., Berquist, H., Hershner, C.H., Killeen, S., Nunez, K., Rudnicky, T., Reay, K., and D. Weiss, 2008. Delaware Shoreline Inventory: Appoquinimink River, Blackbird Creek, St. Jones River, Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Center for Coastal Resources Management Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062.

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CCRM logo, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays logo, DNREC logo, NOAA logo

Phase 3 - Rehoboth Bay

Phase 3 expanded work to Rehoboth Bay in 2012 with a grant through EPA Region III's Wetland Program Development, and collaboration with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (DCIB).

Acknowledgement

Phase 3 of the Shoreline Inventory for Delaware Coastal Bays; Rehoboth Bay, Delaware, was provided by the DCIB through an agreement with the DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program and an EPA Region III Wetland Program Development grant under award CD-96316101. Special thanks to Alison Rogerson (DNREC) and Bart Wilson (DCIB) for their support and coordinated effort. Additional thanks to Andrew Howard (DNREC) for assistance with data, imagery, and file transfers. DNREC contact: please call Mark Biddle or Alison Rogerson at 302-739-9939.

Citation

Berman, M.R., Hershner, C.H., Angst, K., Killeen, S., Nunez, K., Rudnicky, T., Schatt, D., Stanhope, D., and D. Weiss, 2013. Delaware Shoreline Inventory: Rehoboth Bay, SRAMSOE #435, Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Center for Coastal Resources Management Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062.

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CCRM logo, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays logo, DNREC logo, NOAA logo