Upper Delaware S&RR NPS
A unit of the National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River protects scenic, recreational, cultural, fish and wildlife resources.
Fall is a great time to visit the Upper Delaware. Stop in at the historic Tollhouse located on Rte 97 adjacent to the Roebling Bridge in Minisink Ford, NY. In the Tollhouse, you will find exhibits on the Delaware and Hudson Canal and you can take a look back in to history and see what the inside of a a canal boat cabin would have looked like. #upperdelaware #findyourpark #delawareandhusdoncanal #history #roeblingbridge
Did you know that one of the benefits of a Wild and Scenic River designation is the protection of clean drinking water supplies? Today, the Upper Delaware River Watershed provides drinking water for over 17 million people. The upper section of the Delaware River has extraordinary ecological integrity and excellent water quality, providing outstanding habitat for aquatic, riparian, and adjacent terrestrial life. The River is free-flowing without any dams on the entire length of the main-stem, allowing connectivity to and from the Atlantic Ocean. This is essential for sea-run migratory species such as American shad and American eel. Share how important the Upper Delaware is to you at
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Photo Credit: Tim Palmer
Last week, Harpers Ferry Center furniture conservator, Curtis D. Sullivan returned to complete work on another piece of furniture from the National Park Service Zane Grey Collection. This dresser had suffered water damage that had resulted in buckling veneer and staining on the marble top. Curtis took a damaged drawer back to his lab at Harpers Ferry in order to use a humidification chamber that helped to lay the veneer back down. He also reattached loose decorative pieces on the mirror so that the entire segment is more structurally sound. Pictured below is Curtis buffing a protective coating he applied to the marble top, putting the final touch on his conservation work. Collections care includes investing in specialized conservation expertise that can help our objects last longer and look like they originally did.
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Fall is setting in along the Upper Delaware with chilly temperatures blanketing the region . We are hoping to have spectacular autumn colors due to the extremely wet summer we have had. Get ready for a road trip along route 97 the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. #upperdelaware #findyourpark #fall #WSR50
Labor Day marks the beginning of the fall season here at Upper Delaware. The hours for the Zane Grey Museum will remain Wednesday- Sunday, 10-5 through the September 30th, then will transition to Saturday’s and Sunday’s only through October 21st 2018.
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As we move into the final weekend of summer, please don't let your guard down, remember to wear your life jacket! The river will remain a little higher and cooler than normal through out the holiday weekend. Have a safe Labor Day weekend!
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Here we go again, another week of rain has brought river levels up. The height of the river at Barryville is 6.95 ft and rising, mandatory life jacket wear is in effect. With the cooler river temperature of 66 degrees and the 40% chance of rain today, the possibility for hypothermia exists. #upperdelaware #wearit #rainraingoaway #safetysatrurday #staydry
After yesterday's trail derailment, the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corp. reports that all fuel leakage from the train has been stopped. Based on the amount of flow the majority of fuel oil in the
waterway has moved through the Upper Delaware. There may be some small
localized impacts in areas along the bank with slow moving water or eddys.
If you come across one of these areas please stay away from it and report
the location to the National Park Service at (570)-729-8251 x 2225.
With the river at over 7 feet river users are required to wear their life jackets and National Park Service recommends the use of rafts only.
Media inquiries can be directed to Melanie Boyer, New York Susquehanna and
Western Railway Corp. at 607-547-2555 ext 250.
Early this morning a non-passenger train derailment occurred on the West Branch of The Delaware River, causing diesel fuel to leak into the river. No injuries have been reported at this time. Land owners along the Upper Delaware River are encouraged to contact the National Park Service at (570)-729-8251 if they observe evidence of diesel fuel.
Due to the elevated river height today, currently 8.52ft at the Barryville gauge, river users are required to wear a properly fitted life jacket at all times. River users are also being advised to not to swim in the Upper Delaware at this time due to the elevated contaminants.
After another week of heavy rain, the Upper Delaware has risen back up to 8.15 feet at the Barryville gauge and 7.14 feet at the Callicoon gauge. The river is projected to crest at 9.50 feet by 2:00PM today and remain at that level until 8:00PM. Mandatory life jacket wear is in effect as the river reamins of 6 feet. These are very high water levels with swift river currents of 4-6mph and waves above 8 feet are possible. Floating debris and hazardous obstructions along the shoreline are likely. Please use extreme caution if attempting a river trip at theis time.
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