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Climate Framework for Delaware

Projects & Reports

Delaware’s Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency was set up in 2013 to guide state agencies through the process of implementing and carrying out Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunitie …

DGS Groundwater Data: Recent and Historical Groundwater Level Data


Water levels were measured in monitoring or observation wells by staff members of the DGS, other state agencies, and the USGS. For a few wells, water levels were measured by employees of the consulting firms.

Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States

Projects & Reports

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) water level (tide) gauges have been measuring water levels around the U.S. for over a century, providing clear evidence of sea level rise relative to land (SLRrel) around most of the continenta …

Delaware Climate Change Impact Assessment

Projects & Reports

The Delaware Climate Change Impact Assessment Summarizes the best available science on how climate change may affect Delaware’s people, places, and resources. Increases our understanding of the current and future risks of a changing climate. Helps Dela …

Natural Hazard and Climate Change Adaptation Tool Kit for Delaware Communities

Projects & Reports

Delaware communities are susceptible to a variety of natural hazards. Additionally, communities face an increasing degree of uncertainty related to the impacts that future climatic conditions may have on their areas. This toolkit is designed to guide c …

Delaware Residents Opinions on Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise, 2014 Survey

Projects & Reports

Recognizing the need to understand the public’s attitudes about climate change, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Delaware Coastal Programs contracted with Responsive Management, Inc., in 2009, to conduct …

Climate Change Analysis for Delaware and the Delaware Estuary

Projects & Reports

The major goal of the research was to identify any statistically significant trends in diverse climate variables for the Delaware Region. Also included in the analysis was a thorough study of changing land surface conditions across the State (amount of impervious surfaces, development, deforestation, etc.) and their potential effect on the climate variables.

Delaware Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

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This handbook was created to help citizens prepare for natural hazards so that risks to family and property may be reduced. A key priority is to increase the resiliency of coastal communities to natural hazards. One major component of strong communitie …

Delaware Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Projects & Reports

This document will be used by the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee and other stakeholders to guide development of sea level rise adaptation strategies.

Delaware Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Mapping Appendix


This Map Appendix was developed and produced by the DNREC Delaware Coastal Programs for use by the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee. It contains background information about sea level rise, the sea level rise vulnerability assessment, and map …