East Branch Delaware River

East Branch Delaware River

Introduction

The East Branch of the Delaware River is located principally in Delaware County on the eastern portion of the Allegheny Plateau physiographic province. The upper portions of the East Branch Delaware River with its eight tributaries contribute water to the Pepacton reservoir, part of the New York City water supply system operated by NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The total drainage area of the East Branch Delaware River watershed above the reservoir is 371 square miles with 644.4 total stream miles. The watershed includes land within eleven townships and three counties. While the majority of the watershed is contained within Delaware County, sections of the headwaters are found in the western Catskill mountains of Ulster and Greene County.

Maps

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Delaware Watershed Stream Management Grant Program (Click Here)

The Delaware Watershed Stream Management Grant Program offers assistance to local communities, residents, and organizations to advance recommendations from the East and West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plans. Categories of funding include: Flood Management, Highway and Infrastructure Improvement, Stormwater Implementation and/or Critical Area Seedling, Recreation-Based Opportunities or Habitat Enhancements, General Restoration Projects, Education/Outreach/Training, on Watershed Protection, and Planning & Assessment.

USGS Gage Links

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) maintains 7 continuous-recording stream gages in the East Branch Delaware River watershed above the Reservoir. These gages measure the stage, or height, of the water surface at a specific location, updating the measurement every 15 minutes. Click on the Station ID number of your gage of interest to receive real-time water surface data from USGS.

Station ID Station Name Drainage
Area (Mi_)
Current Period of Record
01413088 East Branch Delaware River at Roxbury
13.5
June 2000 – present
01413398 Bush Kill Near Arkville NY
46.7
Oct 1997 – present
01413408 Dry Brook at Arkville NY
82.2
Dec 1996 – present
01413500 East Branch at Margaretville NY
163
Feb 1937 – present
01414000 Platte Kill at Dunraven NY 34.9 Oct 1941 – Sept 1962, Dec 1996 – present
01414500 Mill Brook Near Dunraven NY 25.2 Feb 1937 – present
01415000 Tremper Kill Near Andes NY 33.2 Feb 1937 – present

East Branch Delaware River Photos

Demonstration Restoration Projects

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Stream Management Plans

Click here for Intro and links to Stream Management Plans

Click here for Watershed Overview

Delaware Basin Action Plan(s)

Action Plan to Guide Stream Management Plan Implementation in the EB Delaware Watershed, 2016-2018

Action Plan to Guide Stream Management Plan Implementation in the EB Delaware Watershed, 2015-2017

Action Plan to Guide Stream Management Plan Implementation in the EB Delaware Watershed, 2014-2016

Action Plan to Guide Stream Management Plan Implementation in the EB Delaware Watershed, 2010-2012

Action Plan to Guide Stream Management Plan Implementation in the EB Delaware Watershed, 2008-2010

Basin Specific Studies

Stream Maintenance Pilot Program for Removal of Selected Gravel Deposits

Click on the links below for the USGS Four-part Series

Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Pepacton Reservoir Watershed in Southeastern New York. Part 1.Concentrations of pesticides and their degradates in stream baseflow, 2000-2001

USGS Study: Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Pepacton Reservoir Watershed in Southeastern New York. Part 2. Hydrogeology, Stream Base Flow, and Ground-water Recharge

Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Pepacton Reservoir Watershed in Southeastern New York. Part 3.Responses of Stream Base-Flow Chemistry to Hydrogeologic Factors nd Nonpoint-Sources of Contamination

Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Pepacton Reservoir Watershed in Southeastern New York. Part 4.Quantity and Quality of Ground-Water and Tributary Contributions to Stream Base Flow in Selected Main-Valley Reaches

Contact Information

Delaware County SWCD • Rick Weidenbach: (607) 865-7161
NYC DEP Stream Management • Beth Reichheld: (845) 340-7838
Delaware County Planning • Shelly Johnson: (607) 746-2944
Watershed Agricultural Council • Tom O’Brien: (607) 865-7790
Click here for Delaware Riverkeeper


Stream Management Program - Interactive Project Pages

These pages provide information on a selection of full channel stream restoration, stormwater and infrastructure, riparian buffer restoration, streambank stabilization, and floodplain restoration projects that have been constructed to meet multiple objectives including: water quality enhancement, infrastructure protection, improved flood conveyance and sediment transport, improved fish habitat, improved riparian functions and natural channel design demonstrations.