Photo Credit: David B. Soete

Photo Credit: David B. Soete

Photo Credit: David B. Soete

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Photo Credit: David B. Soete

Photo Credit: David B. Soete

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.

high above the Delaware river
Photo Credit: David B. Soete
Did You Know?

Since 1988, the Upper Delaware Council has awarded a cumulative $868,575 to member municipalities through its Technical Assistance Grant program to carry out 253 projects related to implementation of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.