Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania
New York • United States of America
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2012
(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) welcomes in the 2012 recreational paddling and boating season with a reminder that the Delaware River and Schuylkill River recreation maps are available for purchase from the commission.
The Delaware River map set is $25. The price of the Schuylkill River map set has been reduced from $15 to $10. Purchase both sets together for $30, a savings of $5. All prices include shipping.
Published in 2007, the 10-section, waterproofed Delaware River recreation 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.
The Schuylkill River recreation maps, a 10-section set published in 2003, cover portions of the Little Schuylkill River, West Branch Schuylkill River, and the main stem Schuylkill River from Port Clinton to the Delaware River in southeastern Pennsylvania. Full-color and waterproof, these river maps identify public access areas, International Canoe Federation/American Whitewater Affiliation-designated streamflow characteristics, areas of caution, dams and pools, and recreation opportunities.
The popular map sets are intended to serve as a general guide in exploring the many recreational activities offered on the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. 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 click here or call (609) 883-9500. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the commission's educational/outreach programs and activities.
The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency responsible for managing the water resources within the 13,539 square-mile Delaware River Basin. The five commission members are the governors of the basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.
Contact: Kate O'Hara, DRBC, 609-883-9500 ext. 205, firstname.lastname@example.org