Water Quality

Research and monitoring indicate that agriculture is the single largest source of nutrients and sediment entering Delmarva waterways. Government, academic and non-governmental organizations work hand-in-hand with the agricultural community to identify and implement the best practices to reduce nutrients and sediment entering the water.

Farmers want to do what is best for their community and waterways and they need trusted information, technical assistance and funding to cover the cost of implementing and maintaining best practices. DLLC works at this intersection of organizations and interests. We work collaboratively to ask big questions, educate ourselves, and distribute trusted information to inform solutions.

Watch our October 2021 Webinar on Water Quality and Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) on Delmarva.

Read a 2021 explanatory USGS fact sheet on “Nutrient Trends and Drivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed” for a visual and data-based primer on Nitrogen and Phosphorus sources, trends, and solutions.