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Craig McGee taking a grab sample from Bethel Mill Lake in Gloucester County.

Watershed & Stormwater Programs  

A watershed is the area of land that drains into a particular body of water such as a stream, river, lake or bay. The watershed includes not only the waterway itself, but also the entire land area that drains to it. Further information can be found at

The Camden Soil Conservation District has worked with various partners since 2001 to develop regional stormwater management plans and implement watershed and stormwater improvements throughout southern New Jersey.

To continue our work in these watersheds, the district has partnered with municipalities and others to being the implementation of the management strategies proposed in the plans.  In 2007 the CCSCD and Cherry Hill Township began a project to retrofit five stormwater basins along the North Branch of the Cooper River. The retrofits were designed to provide improved stormwater management and pollutant removal.

In 2008 the CCSCD received a Nonpoint Source Pollution Control – Section 319(h) grant for the DeCou Run Stream Restoration. DeCou Run is located within Cherry Hill Township and is part of the Cooper River Watershed. The proposed work will implement a series of three sediment reduction projects within DeCou Run and will reduce sediment and other pollutants to the North Branch Cooper River.

All reports are available from CCSCD in hard copy or on CD (printing costs apply).