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Delaware River Recreation Maps Available For Purchase

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2009

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) welcomes in the new recreational paddling and boating season with a reminder that its Delaware River Recreation Maps are available for purchase as a set from the commission for $25. 

These popular recreation maps, published in 2007, include additional reaches of the Delaware River than the previous 1991 version, as well as updated information. The 10-section, waterproofed map set covers the river’s east and west branches prior to their confluence at Hancock, N.Y., the entire 200 mile, non-tidal reach of the river from Hancock to Trenton, N.J., and an additional 25 miles of the tidal river from Trenton to just south of the Betsy Ross Bridge (which connects Northeast Philadelphia, Pa. and Pennsauken, N.J.).

The GIS-based maps depict river channel locations and depths, access areas, places of interest, stream miles and reference points, and provide a detailed classification of streamflow characteristics in accordance with the International Canoe Federation's Scale of River Difficulty. They are intended to serve as a general guide in exploring the many recreational activities offered on the Delaware River. While these maps show updated river depths and rapids’ classifications, it is important to remember that actual river conditions may vary.  DRBC encourages paddlers to be aware of current weather and river conditions and always wear a personal flotation device (PFD).

For information on how to order the recreation maps, please visit www.drbc.net or call (609) 883-9500. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the commission’s educational/outreach programs and activities. 

The DRBC was formed in 1961 through compact legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy and the governors of the four basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania), marking the first time in our nation’s history that the federal government and a group of states joined together as equal partners in river basin planning, regulation, and dispute resolution.


Contact: Kate O'Hara, DRBC, 609-883-9500 ext. 205, katharine.o'hara@drbc.state.nj.us