What is a watershed?delawarewatershedslogo_sml

watershed is all of the land that water moves across or under while flowing to a specific body of water. A watershed includes the land and the water in it as well as the plants, animals and humans who live and work there.  Every area of the earth in which water falls on land is a watershed; so no matter where you live, you live in a watershed! This website was designed by the University of Delaware, Water Resources Agency and the  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to help you learn more about the Delaware watershed in which you live.

The DNREC sponsored a contest to educate the community on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve our waterways. Local artists painted their creative designs on the rain barrels.  Voting is over, but see the entries, the winner of the adult division and the finalists at the links below: Thank you for participating!

Adult Division
Children’s Division

We hope that by learning about what’s going on in your watershed you’ll be inspired to help protect, preserve, and enhance the quality of Delaware’s water resources. We encourage visitors to this site to contact us with any news, data, and water-related events and publications to ensure that the website continues to be a dynamic online library resource for Delaware’s watersheds.