stark ariel photo of a boat with two fisherman

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a series of short cascading falls along side large flat boulders

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Winter on the Delaware River

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looking up river towards Hancock, NY

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three fisher people wading in the river and a rowboat

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still river in the summer

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Population to Water

The main stem of the Delaware River extends 330 miles from the confluence of its East and West Branches near Hancock, NY to the mouth of the Delaware Bay. While almost 7% of the nation’s population relies on the Delaware Basin’s waters for drinking and industrial use, the watershed drains only 0.4% of the continental U.S. land area. In all, the basin comprises 13,539 square miles, including portions of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

curvy road overlooking the Delaware River
Photo Credit: David B. Soete
Did You Know?

Hawk’s Nest Drive, located along the New York State Route 97 Upper Delaware Scenic Byway in the Town of Deerpark, is a favorite filming location for television commercials and movies thanks to its exciting S-curves between a natural rock face and man-made rock walls and majestic views of the Delaware River some 200 feet below from a series of motorist pull-off areas.