The death of the Delaware River

Delaware River Bridge, Philadelphia

DANA BATE / WHYY – Joe Newton would fish on the Delaware River every day if he could.

“It depends on the weather and the conditions and the like,” the Willingboro, N.J. resident said as he readied his 20-foot motor boat for a morning on the river near the border of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County.

He gestured to the three men standing behind him, who, like him, are members of the Delaware River Fishermen’s Association. “If I don’t plan to go out some of these nuts call me up and twist my arm and get me out there.” …

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