Manage My Watershed™
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Manage My Watershed is where you'll find social networking and community organizing tools. Please feel free to post information, opinions and photos on the Multimedia tab or post an event announcement under the events tab.
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The Christina River Basin
At this point, this page is focused primarily on the Christina River Basin. As more members join, we aim to expand our geographic reach. If you get a critical mass of members from your local watershed, who knows what you will be able to do? Also, as we seek resources to expand this collaboration, we will begin in areas where we see the greatest interest.
The Christina River is a tributary of the Delaware River flowing through southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Maryland and into northern Delaware. Water from the Christina flows into Delaware Bay, and ultimately, the Atlantic Ocean.
The Christina River and its streams supply approximately 100 million gallons of water per day for more than half a million people in the three states. It is also a source of recreation, food, and economic development.
The Christina River Basin has a rich history reaching back to its use as hunting and fishing grounds for the Lenape people. It was the site of early European colonization, a major Revolutionary War battle, and important technological advancements in the Industrial Revolution.
Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory
A multidisciplinary team of scientists established the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory to integrate knowledge of water, mineral, and carbon cycles to quantify human impact on critical zone carbon sequestration.
The “Critical Zone” lies between rock and sky. It is essential to life — including human food production — and helps drive Earth’s carbon cycle, climate change, stream runoff, and water quality. Learn more by visiting the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory website
The Christina Basin WikiWatershed® Project was funded by the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, the Dansko® Foundation, and contributions from Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot.