The town of Little Creek is within this watershed and was once a center for oyster harvesting. Port Mahon once was a harbor for large ships. The watershed is agricultural and rural and situated northeast of Dover Air Force Base.
Watershed Area: 15,213 acres (6,156 hectares)
Location: Central Kent County in central Delaware between the Simons River on the north and St. Jones River on the south.
Flow Direction: East towards Delaware Bay, but mostly tidal.
Characteristics: Agricultural and rural watershed with a flat terrain.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Agricultural field is the largest land cover, accounting for nearly a third of the watershed. Cultivated lawn and impervious surface take the #2 and #4 ranks. North Atlantic Low Salt Marsh at the eastern end is ranked #3. Northeastern Old Field rounds out the list at #5.
|Little Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|North Atlantic Low Salt Marsh||1,490.00||603.00|
|Northeastern Old Field||732.00||296.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
Links of Interest
- State of Delaware Watersheds
- Wikipedia page
- Watershed and town history
- Spotlight on Little Creek, Delaware
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available
One vegetation community/land cover map is available in .pdf format. The map is in the process of completion and is provided “as is” for information purposes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.