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Transcript of Delaware River
Provides transportation for goods being shipped along the river
Changes in Water Quality
From the late 16th century throughout the early 20th century. Water pollution in the Delaware River caused cholera and yellow fever.
The Delaware river is a major source for our ecosystems and it is important for us to take care and keep the Delaware river clean.
De La Warr River (Delaware)
The Delaware River begins in the Catskill Mountains in New York, in which it is fed by melted snow and ice.
Its journey ends in the Delaware Bay at the Atlantic Ocean
Abundance of diverse wildlife, the Delaware River really does have it all.
Nearly 5 % of the U.S. population relies on the Delaware River for their drinking water supply, the Delaware is also the source of water for washing, cooking, watering, and a wide range of other personal and Industrial uses.
Not to mention TastyKakes ( Not available in Canada or anywhere else. Only in the U.S because we are fatabulous! ~ehehehehhh~ )
77% of all water use in the basin is involved in power generation.
5th most polluted river in the country but today, the clean-up of the Delaware is hailed as one of the world's top water quality.
Pollution caused odor and many people went to vacations spots outside populated cities.
Releasing millions of pounds of pollutants is still legal, 40 years after the federal Clean Water Act was enacted.
Pictures of Delaware River
The river now supports year-round fish populations
Eastern Small-footed Bat
Great Blue Heron
Coastal Plain Leopard
330 mile total length
13,539 sq. mile watershed
Average freshwater discharge is 11,550 cubic feet (330 m³) per second
Barrier between states of PA/NJ and most of the DE/NJ barrier
Fish Species include Smallmouth Bass, Shad, Walleye, Carp, Trout, Perch, Salmon, American American Eels
First mapped out in 1609 by Dutch Explorer Henry Hudson and his expedition
The most famous crossing involved George Washington during the night of December 25-26, 1776 when he led a successful surprise attack on the Hessian troops in Trenton, NJ
First Native Americans habited the river valley in 8000 B.C.
By Helen Ov, Amanda Lam, Karen Lim