The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) will hold a public meeting on December 2 at the Carlisle Fire Company in Milford, DE to hear the results of a new engineering evaluation studying drainage issues along Delaware’s central Bayshore area.
The meeting will be hosted by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, Drainage Section, and State Senator Gary Simpson, chair of the Delaware Bay Beach Work Group.
The Delaware Bay Beach Work Group was formed for the purpose of examining beach erosion, marsh drainage, flooding and related issues in the Bayshore communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, South Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach, Broadkill Beach and Lewes Beach, and making recommendations for a path forward to deal with these issues.
Work group members included state legislators representing these communities, DNREC shoreline and waterway staff and other local, state and federal officials.
Their recommendations included the engineering evaluation, for which DNREC contracted with AECOM/URS Corporation, a national research and engineering firm with local offices in Delaware and Maryland.