This website is a clearinghouse for information regarding saltwater intrusion, and its effects on agriculture on the Delmarva Peninsula. Here you will find resources explaining saltwater intrusion, how salts effect agricultural production and plant growth, as well as the potential for remediation and adaptation. Although this problem extends along the East Coast, the Delmarva Peninsula is receiving flushes of saltwater from the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, the Atlantic Ocean, and their associated tidal creeks and rivers. As time passes, saltwater intrusion will continue to move up the landscape to previously unaffected areas, so that we must learn to address and adapt to the coming changes.
Our research in saltwater intrusion is supported by USDA-NIFA, NFWF and the Harry R. Hughes Agroecology Center.
UD SWI Extension Factsheets:Soils and Salts