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.
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).