The management of Wayne County’s watersheds will no doubt be a topic of interest over the coming decades. The identification of specific watersheds, both major and minor, is valuable information in regard to storm water management, water conservation and the monitoring of water quality. From a basic countywide perspective, Wayne County lies in both the Susquehanna River Basin on its western side and, to a much greater extent, the Delaware River Basin. Water resources are managed by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) and the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
Watersheds have their own characteristics and it will likely be increasingly important to be able to distinguish the location of specific interests with respect to the watershed in which one may reside. The Wayne County Planning Department has provided mapping of both the major and minor watersheds in the County for reference in the Watershed Maps.
For more information, also see the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Watershed Management.
Currently, Special Protection Waters comprise approximately 94% of Wayne County. A total of 89.46% of waters are classified as High Quality (HQ) and some 4.64% are classified as Exceptional Value (EV) .
Wayne County’s Major Watersheds are broken out further with very detailed maps. There are maps provided to illustrate the featured watershed and the surrounding area.