Sussex County

B22 Aquifers and Groundwater Withdrawals, Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware

Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water and the main source of water for agriculture and industry in central and southern Delaware. This study mapped the depth and thickness of thirteen aquifers in Kent and Sussex Counties, used these maps to assign groundwater withdrawals for 2004 to 2008 to the appropriate aquifer, and analyzed withdrawals for each type of water use by geographic area.

RI84 Estimating Evapotranspiration for 2016 Growing Season Using Landsat 8 Data and Metric Model in Sussex County, Delaware

Evapotranspiration (ET) is a major part of the water cycle. Reliable measurements or estimates of ET can greatly improve quantitative forecasts and hindcasts of water demand by crops, horticulture, and natural vegetation, and also help to manage and conserve water resources. Direct measurement of ET requires not only specific devices such as eddy covariance instruments, but also well-trained research personnel to collect accurate data. As a result, a variety of indirect methods for estimating ET have been developed in recent decades.

DGS and DEOS add new on-line groundwater level station


DGS and Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) staff are pleased to announce that real-time groundwater level data from well Cb51-184 located next to the DEOS weather station on the University’s College of Agriculture Newark campus are now available.

Access to real-time DGS groundwater level data


Did you know that DGS offers real-time groundwater level data? This service, operated in collaboration with the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) has been available for several years.

New digital water quality dataset released


DGS has released a new dataset “The Determination of Total Nutrient Loads from the Nanticoke Watershed above the USGS Nanticoke River near Bridgeville Gauging Site (01487000) from Data Provided by an Automated Nutrient Analyzer “.