Getting to Know Your Streams and Stream Program

"Getting to Know Your Streams and Stream Program" is a booklet created by Stream Management Program. The streams and rivers in Delaware County have, historically, been central features of the local culture and industry. From the industrial uses of hydro-powered mills and waterborne highways to recreation in fishing and swimming, our waterways have shaped the character of our community. While our streams no longer drive our local industries in the same way, they still affect our everyday lives and the functions of our local governments. Streams and rivers are never constant, so it is important to understand how and why streams change. This understanding is essential when approaching any level of stream manage-ment from general stream gravel maintenance to post-flood recovery.