Naamans Creek was named for an indian chief that lived in the area during the time of European settlement. It is the northeastern-most watershed in development and is mostly developed.
Watershed Area: 4,519 acres (1,829 hectares)
Location: Northeastern New Castle County in northeastern Delaware between Chester Creek on the north and Stony Creek on the south.
Flow Direction: Southerly to the Delaware River.
Characteristics: Piedmont watershed that slopes southeast towards the Delaware River.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Due to development, Cultivated lawn and impervious surface are the #1 and #2 ranks in the watershed. Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest is the largest “natural community” and ranks #3. Northeastern Modified Successional Forest and Northeastern Successional Shrubland, which come as a result of development rank #4 and #5, respectively.
|Naamans Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest||313.00||127.00|
|Northeastern Modified Successional Forest||256.00||103.00|
|Northeastern Successional Shrubland||72.00||29.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
- Afton Park
- Arden Woodlands
- Bechtel Park
- Harvey Mill Park
- Longcome Park
- Woods Haven Kruse Park
Links of Interest
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available
One vegetation community/land cover based on 2007 aerial imagery is available in .pdf format. The map is in the process of completion and is provided “as is” for informational purposes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.