Mockingbird Branch drains the southwestern corner of Delaware west of the town of Delmar.
Watershed Area: 5,718 acres (2,314 hectares)
Location: Southwestern Sussex County in southwestern Delaware between Broad Creek on the north and Wicomico River on the south.
Flow Direction: West towards the Chesapeake Bay.
Characteristics: Mostly agricultural watershed with flat terrain that gradually slopes west.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Agricultural field covers more than half of the watershed. Red Maple-Gum Successional Swamp Forest ranks #2 as the largest vegetation community. Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest is #3 and Early to Mid-Successional Loblolly Pine Forest ranks #4. Cultivated lawn finishes the list at #5.
|Mockingbird Branch Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers
(Top 5 for 2007)
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Red Maple-Gum Successional Swamp Forest||626.00||253.00|
|Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest||395.00||160.00|
|Early to Mid-Successional Loblolly Pine Forest||327.00||132.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
Links of Interest
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available
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