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  • Management Principles — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Planning Committee established the following set of principles to guide the development of management strategies for the watershed No Federal Land Acquisition The National Park Service NPS will not acquire land within the White Clay Creek watershed for the purpose of protecting outstandingly remarkable resources Local Management Management of White Clay Creek resources will be based primarily on the actions of local government in cooperation with landowners the business community individual citizens and county and state agencies The role of the federal government will be minimal Use Of Existing Statutes Ordinances And Programs Every effort will be made to utilize only existing authorities statutes ordinances and programs to protect the important resources of White Clay Creek and its watershed A set of recommended guidelines for local resource management and protection are part of this plan Protection Of Landowner Rights Any strategy to conserve the resources of White Clay Creek and its watershed should simultaneously ensure that the property rights of landowners are protected Consistency With Local Plans The existing range and pattern of agricultural residential commercial and industrial land uses should be consistent with adopted comprehensive development plans at the local and county levels Existing Future Public Water Facilities The plan will recognize the existing and future water supply uses and wastewater treatment facilities in the White Clay Creek watershed Existing uses include the surface water supply intakes for the City of Newark and United Water Delaware and wastewater treatment plants in the Boroughs of Avondale and West Grove Wild and Scenic designation within the 500 year floodplain of White Clay Creek and its second order tributaries should not restrict the existing operations or future modification to the water intakes water treatment or wastewater treatment plants of the City of Newark United Water Delaware or the Boroughs of Avondale and West Grove The properties on which these facilities are located are recommended not to be included in the federal Wild and Scenic River designation The Churchman s Marsh reservoir alternative has been deleted from further consideration as a water supply alternative Future water uses may include the Thompson Station reservoir alternative which is to be located on Lamborn Run Lamborn Run along with the property on which the intake structures for the Thompson Station Reservoir will be located should not be designated for Wild and Scenic status pending the completion of the federal Environmental Impact Statement EIS If the federal EIS is not completed or if it determines the Thompson Station reservoir site is practicable and the site remains on the DRBC Comprehensive Plan then the Thompson Station reservoir site would remain unsuitable for federal Wild and Scenic status Existing Publicly Owned or Operated Water or Wastewater Collection Conveyance and Treatment Systems Operation maintenance repair rehabilitation and replacement of existing publicly owned or operated water or wastewater collection conveyance or treatment systems including incidental clearing and land disturbance activities which are performed in conformance with state laws local ordinances and applicable U S Army Corps of Engineers nationwide permits should

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  • Goals — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Maps Videos BLOG Take Action management plan Executive Summary I The Watershed Environment Population In and Near the Watershed Study and Planning Background Resource Management and Protection Issues Environmental and Cultural Resources Existing Management Responsibilities Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents goals Improve and conserve water quality and water quantity Conserve open space woodlands

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  • Mission — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Background Resource Management and Protection Issues Environmental and Cultural Resources Existing Management Responsibilities Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents mission The White Clay Creek Watershed Management Plan will foster cooperation between private landowners business and industry non profit organizations educational and research institutions recreationists historians and all governmental units including the State of Delaware

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  • Objectives — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents objectives The following objectives support the mission and goals of the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Plan Maintain stream flow and maintain or improve water quality to revitalize fisheries and enhance recreational and scenic qualities while accommodating legitimate demands for water supply waste assimilation commercial industrial and agricultural uses Foster the protection enhancement and stewardship of the natural cultural and recreational resources of the watershed for the benefit

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  • Federal Designation Boundary — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents federal designation boundary A key issue addressed by the Management Planning Committee during the management planning process was the size and shape of the land area it would recommend for federal designation into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Federally sponsored or permitted projects within those land and water areas included within the designated boundaries would be subject to National Park Service review via Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Generally designation boundaries envelop outstandingly remarkable resources and provide enough land area to buffer the waterway from incompatible land uses The designated area may not exceed more than 320 acres per river mile on average Some members of the Study Task Force favored federal designation of the entire area drained by White Clay Creek and its tributaries others favored designation only for areas that would protect resources while relying on the municipalities in Pennsylvania the City of Newark and New Castle County to continue to regulate the remainder of the watershed s lands A determination of compatible and incompatible land uses for the proposed designated river and associated designated land areas traditionally accompanies the designation process Local jurisdictions and citizens are asked to define those land uses during the planning process In essence local participants

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  • A Two-Tier Approach — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents a two tier approach A two tier approach to the management of the White Clay Creek watershed acknowledges both the importance and preference for local leadership and the additional protection afforded by federal Wild and Scenic River designation The first management tier will focus on the watershed s municipal and county governments with the cooperation of state agencies in both Pennsylvania and Delaware and with the DRBC Participants in this tier will begin to adopt and implement watershed management strategies contained in the Local Land Use Management and Resource Management sections of the plan Cooperation across state

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  • Wild and Scenic Designated Area — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents wild and scenic designated areas The White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act P L 106 357 designated the following tributaries or river segments of White Clay Creek into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System White Clay Creek from the confluence of the East and Middle Branches in London Britain Township Pennsylvania downstream to its confluence with the Christina River in New Castle County Delaware the East West and Middle Branches within Pennsylvania Middle Run and Pike and Mill Creeks in Delaware and all other second order streams as shown on the Designated Area Map The following tributaries or river segments were found eligible but not suitable for federal Wild and Scenic River designation Lamborn Run along with the properties on which the intake structures and pipelines for the Thompson Station Reservoir will be located Lamborn Run will remain unsuitable until such time as it is removed from the Delaware River Basin s Comprehensive Plan as a potential reservoir location the East Branch from the point at which it enters New Garden Township at the Franklin Township line approximately 10 500 feet to the point at which it exits New Garden Township at the London Britain Township line Egypt Run and its unnamed tributary the East Branch within the Borough of Avondale 500 feet north of the Borough of Avondale wastewater treatment facility and south of the Borough of Avondale wastewater treatment facility to the London Grove Township line the Middle Branch within London Grove Township 500 feet north and south of the Borough of

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  • III. Administrative Framework — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Rivers Stormwater Runoff Resources Reports The Management Plan Maps Videos BLOG Take Action management plan Executive Summary I The Watershed Environment Population In and Near the Watershed Study and Planning Background Resource Management and Protection Issues Environmental and Cultural Resources Existing Management Responsibilities Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents administrative framework Wild and Scenic

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