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Delaware Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Delaware Lakes and Rivers Map
Delaware Rivers Shown on the Map:   Brandywine Creek, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Christina River, Leipsic River, Mispillion River, Murderkill River, Nanticoke River, Smyma River and St. Jones River.

Delaware Lakes Shown on the Map:   Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Little Assawoman Bay and Red Mill Pond.


 Delaware Stream and River Levels
Delaware river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Delaware. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Delaware river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Delaware Stream and River Level Alerts
Delaware water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Delaware stream and river level alerts.


 Delaware Water Publications
Delaware precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Delaware. View the water resource publications for Delaware here.


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 Delaware Drought Map
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The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Delaware drought map here.




 Delaware Precipitation Map
Delaware precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Delaware and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Delaware precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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