Delaware Shoreline Inventory

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

Phase 1 - Indian River Watershed

This Delaware shoreline inventory 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.

Refinement and Validation of a Multi-Level Assessment Method for Mid-Atlantic Tidal Wetlands

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.

Delaware Shoreline Inventory: Appoquinimink River, Blackbird Creek, St. Jones River
Phase 3 - Rehoboth Bay

The final phase of this project 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).

Rehoboth Bay, Delaware Shoreline Inventory Report Methods and Guidelines