still river in the summer

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three fisher people wading in the river and a rowboat

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looking up river towards Hancock, NY

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a series of short cascading falls along side large flat boulders

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stark ariel photo of a boat with two fisherman

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Winter on the Delaware River

David B. Soete


All meetings are held monthly at the Upper Delaware Council office building at 211 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, New York. Meeting cancellations are announced over local radio stations.

All meetings are open to the public.

Committee Meetings

Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WURM) is responsible for supervising the Council’s work regarding recreation issues, water resources management, natural and cultural resources, fish and wildlife, unique land resources, threatened and endangered species, economic development and tourism, and pollution control and abatement. It also reviews the development of facilities called for in the River Management Plan.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Operations Committee is responsible for the administration of the Council.  Functions assigned to it include education and public affairs, administration, financial, personnel management, and fund raising.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Project Review Committee is responsible for reviews of substantial conformance, local enforcement, and all other project review functions, as well as technical assistance programs. Its duties are typically ongoing in nature.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Upper Delaware Council Meeting

The Upper Delaware Council handles all items referred to it from the various committees and other issues brought before it at its monthly meeting. All town and township, state and federal Council Representatives attend the Council meeting.  Members of the press are usually in attendance. This “full” Council meeting is where official and final actions take place.
Meetings take place on the 1st Thursday of each month.


Delaware River valley in the summer
Photo Credit: David B. Soete
Did You Know?

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.