The Delaware River Basin provides drinking water to 13.3 million people and supports endangered species, provides recreational opportunities, and is an essential resource to regional industries. The efforts of Federal and State governments have substantially improved overall water quality in the basin, which had been severely degraded prior to the mid-20th century. Recent trend analyses of water-quality data reveal negative and positive changes: increasing rates of salinization and improvements in nutrient conditions.
|Title||River water quality in the Delaware River Basin—Concentrations and trends through 2018|
|Authors||Megan E. Shoda, Emily G Gain, Jennifer C. Murphy|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Fact Sheet|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center; Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center; Central Midwest Water Science Center|