– The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has to announced the release of two new interactive maps on its web site that allow the public to access select commission docket and permit holder information, as well as certain data from non-tidal Delaware River Basin water quality monitoring locations.
“The creation of these new interactive maps marks the completion of another step in a multi-phase technology upgrade, which is being undertaken to help DRBC become more transparent, efficient, and better able to share electronic information with the public,” said DRBC Executive Director Carol R. Collier.
The docket and permit holder information map shows the location of projects having a current approval from DRBC or those currently engaged in the renewal process. When a project is selected on the map, a pop-up menu provides a list of key attributes and a link to view the DRBC approval document. Projects approved since January 1, 2005 are available for display on the map.
The water quality monitoring map provides the user with an image of the selected monitoring site (if available) and a link to view a time-series analysis of the monitored parameters. The currently available water quality data are specific conductance results from six real-time HOBO® monitors deployed in the upper Delaware River Basin and barium and strontium data for samples taken from various locations in the non-tidal watershed.
These maps were created using ESRI ArcGIS Online software. Utilizing this recently released software gives DRBC the ability to create and update the maps in-house at a significant cost savings.
The DRBC was formed by compact in 1961 through legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy and the governors of the four basin states with land draining to the Delaware River. The passage of this compact marked the first time in our nation’s history that the federal government and a group of states joined together as equal partners in a river basin planning, development, and regulatory agency.
Visit the DRBC web site at www.drbc.net to access the new interactive maps.