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On June 20, 2019, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the 2018 Nanticoke River Report Card. The 2018 season proved challenging, with very heavy rainfall throughout the Nanticoke River watershed. Overall, the River (Upper Nanticoke and Lower Nanticoke regions) dropped to a C+, while the Creeks (Delaware Headwaters, Broad Creek, Marshyhope Creek, and Lower Creeks) held steady with a B-. Fishing Bay also scored a D+, same as in 2017.
Thanks to our 2018 program partners: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Envirocorp Labs Inc., Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Integration and Application Network. We’d also like to give a SUPER thanks to our Nanticoke Creekwatchers and private landowners who allow us to sample from their docks.
Read more about the season and what you can do to help improve the health of our river and creeks in the 2018 Nanticoke River Report Card. If you have questions or would like to become a Nanticoke Creekwatcher, contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden.
On Saturday, June 9, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the Ten Year Nanticoke River Report Card at the 2018 Nanticoke Wade In. The print version of the report card is now available at the NWA office, or you can download a PDF version of the Ten Year Report Card today!
The 2014 Nanticoke River Report Card is now available online! If you’d prefer a hard copy, drop by our office in Vienna or visit us at an upcoming festival, including:
- Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival on August 22
- Woodland Ferry Festival on September 12
- Reclaim Our River EcoPaddle on September 13
- Reclaim Our River EcoHike on October 3
If you missed our Wade In and Report Card launch, check out some of the media coverage related to the event:
Thanks to all of our Creekwatchers and to our program partners for their hard work and support!
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance’s Five Year Report Card, which looks at data from 2008-2012, is now available at our website. The report card takes a look at our four primary indicators (dissolved oxygen, water clarity, total phosphorus, and total nitrogen), as well as bacteria on the mainsteam of the river and action steps that you can take to improve water quality at home.
Want to check out some of our earlier report cards? Please see our Creekwatcher Reports page.