White Clay Creek Watershed

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The White Clay Creek watershed is rich in natural resources and history and provides numerous benefits to people. However, increasing suburbanization and legacy pollutants threaten to degrade the ecological landscape of the White Clay Creek. The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration-Water Resources Agency (IPA-WRA) has reviewed 21 environmental indicators to assess the state of the White Clay Creek watershed. These indicators are divided into four major categories: landscape, hydrology, water quality, and habitat. Based on a review of available scientific data, IPA-WRA assigned trends and grade ratings to assess the state of the watershed.