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The Delaware River Watershed Forum

Track 6:
Water – Tributaries, River, Bay

MARTHA CORROZI NARVAEZ
WATER RESOURCES AGENC...
The Christina Basin
The Christina Basin
an interstate watershed
State

Area (sq. mi.)

DE

157 (28%)

PA

400 (71%)

MD

8 (1%)

TOTAL

565 (1...
Why Is It Important?
 Water Supply
 Biological Diversity
 Ecologically Significant
 Recreation
 Social

 Cultural
 ...
Concerns and Problems in the Basin
 Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus)
 Toxics (Zinc)
 Bacteria
 Fish Consumption Adv...
The Approach
Fishable, swimmable, potable
2015

Christina Basin
Tributary Action Team
The Process…
a balancing act
Christina Basin
Tributary Action Team
Fishable, swimmable, potable
2015

Christina Basin
Tributary Action Team

Open Space...
Final Product, What Does It Look Like?
 41 Recommendations
 5 categories

 Implementing Organizations
 Costs
 Respons...
Now What?

Source: www.homestead.com
• What’s Missing?
• Regulatory Role?
• Shortfalls?
• Impediments?

• Outcomes?
• Challenges?
• Opportunities?
DISCUSSION…
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Focus on the Christina Basin Martha Corrrozi Narvaez of WATER RESOURCES AGENCY at INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

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  1. 1. The Delaware River Watershed Forum Track 6: Water – Tributaries, River, Bay MARTHA CORROZI NARVAEZ WATER RESOURCES AGENCY INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE October 28, 2013
  2. 2. The Christina Basin
  3. 3. The Christina Basin an interstate watershed State Area (sq. mi.) DE 157 (28%) PA 400 (71%) MD 8 (1%) TOTAL 565 (100%) Watershed Area (sq. mi.) Brandywine Creek 325 Red Clay Creek 55 White Clay Creek 107 Christina River 78 TOTAL 565
  4. 4. Why Is It Important?  Water Supply  Biological Diversity  Ecologically Significant  Recreation  Social  Cultural  Economic
  5. 5. Concerns and Problems in the Basin  Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus)  Toxics (Zinc)  Bacteria  Fish Consumption Advisories (PCBs and Chlordane)  Legacy Pollutants (PCBs, etc.)  Sediment  Stream Habitat  Flows
  6. 6. The Approach Fishable, swimmable, potable 2015 Christina Basin Tributary Action Team
  7. 7. The Process… a balancing act
  8. 8. Christina Basin Tributary Action Team Fishable, swimmable, potable 2015 Christina Basin Tributary Action Team Open Space Workgroup Agriculture Workgroup Wastewater Workgroup Stormwater Workgroup Education Workgroup
  9. 9. Final Product, What Does It Look Like?  41 Recommendations  5 categories  Implementing Organizations  Costs  Responsible Parties
  10. 10. Now What? Source: www.homestead.com
  11. 11. • What’s Missing? • Regulatory Role? • Shortfalls? • Impediments? • Outcomes? • Challenges? • Opportunities?
  12. 12. DISCUSSION…
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