The DGS will research past performance of the Water Conditions Index (WCI) for Northern New Castle County, as compared with other established drought indicators, and investigate modifying the WCI, if needed. We will also investigate the feasibility of quantifying water conditions in Kent and Sussex Counties by analyzing factors that are most important to these regions (i.e., precipitation, groundwater for agricultural irrigation, etc….)
Water Conditions Summary
The Water Conditions Summary is an online monthly summary of water conditions in Delaware. Principal factors in determining water conditions are precipitation, streamflow, and groundwater levels in aquifers. Data from rain gages, stream gages, and observation wells located throughout Delaware have been collected and compiled since the 1960s by the Delaware Geological Survey. These data are displayed as hydrographs and are also available for download. In general, water is abundant in Delaware, but supply is restricted by natural geologic conditions in some areas, by contamination in others, and is dependent on precipitation.
USGS 01484525 MILLSBORO POND OUTLET AT MILLSBORO, DE
USGS 01484100 BEAVERDAM BRANCH AT HOUSTON, DE
USGS 01483200 BLACKBIRD CREEK AT BLACKBIRD, DE
USGS 01477800 SHELLPOT CREEK AT WILMINGTON, DE
USGS 01488500 MARSHYHOPE CREEK NEAR ADAMSVILLE, DE