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New Jersey Warehouses Bloom in the Delaware River Watershed

Updated: Jun 30

May 10, 2023 |

Large warehouse facilities in Phillipsburg, N.J. Six such buildings of substantial size dominate the area.

Photo Credit: Keith R. Stevenson/

It’s well known that New Jersey is rife with warehouse and distribution centers, which have sprouted like weeds throughout the Garden State.

How many of these mammoth structures are proposed in all or parts of 14 counties in the western flank of the state that make up the Delaware River Watershed and how many square feet could they potentially occupy?

NJ SEED: Ever since the 1950s when a dam across the Delaware River at Tocks Island was proposed to provide clean water for the tri-state region (and killed by environmentalists), NJ SEED has maintained an interest in the Delaware River Watershed and any intrusions that might threaten this valuable resource. The explosion of what was once welcomed as “clean industry” is now viewed as too much of a good thing.

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