Accelerating Action:
Delaware River Watershed Forum
October 28-29, 2013

Track 6:

Tributaries } River } Bay
A Basin-wide ...
Track 6:

Tributaries } River } Bay
A Basin-wide Perspective

Stressors, Linkages, Progress, and Lessons Learned from
Basi...
Context: Diversity
• River @ Trenton photo

Ron Saari/with permission of the Delaware
River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Context: Landscape
Context
 Major diversion of
headwaters
 Antidegredation policy
on non-tidal River

NYC
reservoirs

Special
Protection
Wa...
Fresh Water & the Tidal River

Salinity repulsion target: 3,000 cfs
Median flow:
12,000 cfs
‘60s drought low flow: 1,500 c...
Sea Level Rise
Climate Change
30 day snow cover
2070-2099
Flow Target @Trenton= 3000 cfs

Philadelphia
Intake
Philadelphia
intake

oyster...
Groundwater
• 2 separate critical
ground water areas
• Special withdrawal limits/
review thresholds
• Emphasis on conjunct...
DO Recovery
RM 100

2001-2005
1991-1995

4

5

5.0 mg/L

1986-1990

3

3.5 mg/L

1

2

1981-1985

1971-1975
1966-1970

Dec...
DO Recovery
Water Resources Plan

Water Resource Management through 2030
Progress: Recognizing Linkages
What’s Ahead?

• How do these large-picture issues
affect your project(s)?
• How can your project(s) projects
help to miti...
Thank You !
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Basin-Wide Planning and Implementation for Water Quality and Quantity Restoration and Protection

• Basin Context
• Water Supply
• Water Quality
• 2030 Vision

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Stressors, Linkages, Progress, and Lessons Learned from Basin-Wide Planning and Implementation for Water Quality and Quantity Restoration and Protection by Jessica Rittler Sanchez

  1. 1. Accelerating Action: Delaware River Watershed Forum October 28-29, 2013 Track 6: Tributaries } River } Bay A Basin-wide Perspective Stressors, Linkages, Progress, and Lessons Learned from Basin-Wide Planning and Implementation for Water Quality and Quantity Restoration and Protection Jessica Rittler Sanchez, PhD River Basin Planner, Delaware River Basin Commission Jessica.Sanchez@drbc.state.nj.us 609-477-7202
  2. 2. Track 6: Tributaries } River } Bay A Basin-wide Perspective Stressors, Linkages, Progress, and Lessons Learned from Basin-Wide Planning and Implementation for Water Quality and Quantity Restoration and Protection • • • • Basin Context Water Supply Water Quality (DO) 2030 Vision
  3. 3. Context: Diversity
  4. 4. • River @ Trenton photo Ron Saari/with permission of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
  5. 5. Context: Landscape
  6. 6. Context  Major diversion of headwaters  Antidegredation policy on non-tidal River NYC reservoirs Special Protection Waters  Energy generation  Port  Urban-industrial complex  PCB TMDL on tidal River PA-NJ-DE Port / industrial complex PCB TMDL Energy Generation
  7. 7. Fresh Water & the Tidal River Salinity repulsion target: 3,000 cfs Median flow: 12,000 cfs ‘60s drought low flow: 1,500 cfs ‘55 flood: >300,000 cfs Drinking Water Intakes 102 89 2002 Salt Line Range 1964
  8. 8. Sea Level Rise
  9. 9. Climate Change 30 day snow cover 2070-2099 Flow Target @Trenton= 3000 cfs Philadelphia Intake Philadelphia intake oysters
  10. 10. Groundwater • 2 separate critical ground water areas • Special withdrawal limits/ review thresholds • Emphasis on conjunctive use - surface water alternative is crucial • Pumping in Delaware affects levels in NJ • Where is growth desired/expected ?
  11. 11. DO Recovery RM 100 2001-2005 1991-1995 4 5 5.0 mg/L 1986-1990 3 3.5 mg/L 1 2 1981-1985 1971-1975 1966-1970 Dec Nov Oct Sept Aug July June May Apr Mar Feb Jan 0 Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) 6 Ben Franklin D.O. - Medians of Daily Values
  12. 12. DO Recovery
  13. 13. Water Resources Plan Water Resource Management through 2030
  14. 14. Progress: Recognizing Linkages
  15. 15. What’s Ahead? • How do these large-picture issues affect your project(s)? • How can your project(s) projects help to mitigate large-scale issues?
  16. 16. Thank You !

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