Video highlights Christina River sampling effort by DNREC

A new DNREC video highlights the WATAR program and the sampling program in the Christina River to identify toxins and lead efforts for watershed restoration.

The Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) is a watershed-scale approach to the evaluation of contaminant sources, transport pathways and receptors. WATAR combines the efforts and expertise of the Site Investigation and Restoration Section (SIRS) and the Watershed Assessment and Management Section (WAMS) to create a framework for implementing remediation and restoration in Delaware watersheds impacted by toxic pollutants.

The long term goals are to return these watersheds to fishable status in the shortest timeframe possible, control releases from remaining land-based sources and create innovative strategies to mitigate legacy contamination in sediment. The approach has earned unanimous support from DNREC management as a way to address multi-media, cross-programmatic issues. For more information, please contact John Cargill (SIRS) or Todd Keyser (WHS), both may be reached at (302) 395-2600; or Rick Greene (WAMS) at (302) 739-9939.

Click the graphic to watch the video on YouTube.


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