Natural Features & Ecosystems
GEOLOGY and LANDFORMS
Four geologic provinces running in a generally east-west direction shape the Lower Delaware River corridor's varied landscapes. The topography of the northern end of the corridor is broken by rocky and mountainous terrain. The middle river corridor is comprised of hills and clay soils, which contrast markedly with the southernmost province - the flat, marshy coastal plain.
Did You Know?
... the banks of the Middle Delaware River have been a home to people for 10,000 years. Such abundant archeological evidence exists of Native American habitation along the river that a 1,300-acre parcel on the Middle Delaware near Milford PA has been designated Minisink National Archeological Site. More...