The Leipsic River watershed is located northeast of Dover and is bounded on the southwest by the St. Jones River watershed, on the east by the Delaware Bay and on the north and west by the Smyrna River and Chester River watersheds, respectively. It comprises 105 square miles of land.
The land use of the Leipsic River watershed is dominated by agriculture, forest and wetlands.
Nutrients and Bacteria
The nutrient and bacteria TMDLs for the Leipsic River Watershed require 40% reductions in phosphorus and nitrogen loads and 75% reduction in bacteria loads. The designated uses for the Leipsic River include primary recreation, secondary recreation, fish, aquatic life and wildlife, industrial water supply, and agricultural water supply in freshwater segments.