Want salt with your water?
Every day, the ocean’s salt water pushes up through the Delaware Bay into the main stem Delaware River. Left unchecked, salt water would continue upstream and get into drinking water intakes. Fresh river water flows downstream, pushing back the salt water. Where the two mix is called the Salt Front. When there’s not enough rain for fresh water flow, releases are made from reservoirs by DRBC to ensure the Salt Front stays where it should.