Stream Corridor Management

Streams are the routes by which excess water and the products of continental weathering are carried to the oceans. Because streams and the landscape are ever changing it is important to understand stream processes and their influence on the landscape.

This understanding will enable communities to develop a basis for management strategies, a complex task that addresses multiple objectives for a variety of stakeholders. If stakeholders understand and work with stream processes they can collectively protect property and infrastructure, enhance flood response and recovery planning while at the same time protect aquatic habitat and water quality.

Stream Corridor Management & Stewardship (SCMS) Plans have been developed for the East and West Branches of the Delaware River and their drainage basins and are available through this website. If you are not familiar with SCMS Plans, please take a moment to read the introductory Plan Overview and What A Plan Is (and especially the portion describing What A Plan is not).

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