A watershed of over 13,000 square miles, the Delaware River Basin (DRB) provides water resources for roughly 5% of the US population. With support from the William Penn Foundation and the Delaware Watershed Research Fund, we aim to develop a land cover mapping, modeling, and monitoring system for the Delaware River Basin in support of maintaining and restoring water resources, and to address the impact of future development and environmental change in the DRB.
High-resolution LiDAR-based land cover data for all 43 counties in the watershed
Connecting models of land cover change, climate change, hydrology, and tree species to explore development and environmental impacts
Feasibility Analysis: establishing a long-term land cover monitoring program
Maintaining and restoring water quality requires the balancing of stakeholder interests and considering alternate futures. Through our mapping, modeling, and monitoring efforts, we strive to promote regional planning in the watershed and to provide useful tools to decision makers across the 43 counties that intersect the DRB in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
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