Red Lion Creek is just north of Dragon Run and is the location of the largest and only oil refinery in Delaware. The name comes from Red Lion Tavern, which used to be in the watershed.
Watershed Area: 7,577 acres (3,066 hectares)
Location: Central New Castle County in northern Delaware between Army Creek on the north and Dragon Run on the south.
Flow Direction: East towards the Delaware River.
Characteristics: Urban/industrial watershed with rolling topography and steep slopes near the main creek.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Red Lion Creek is one of the most developed watersheds in Delaware with Cultivated lawn and impervious surface the #1 and #2 land covers. Agricultural field ranks #3. Northeastern Modified Successional Forest ranks as #4. Eastern Reed Marsh finishes the list at #5.
|Red Lion Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Northeastern Modified Successional Forest||382.00||155.00|
|Eastern Reed Marsh||380.00||154.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
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Links of Interest
- State of Delaware Watersheds
- TMDL Report
- Wikipedia page (Red Lion, DE)
- Wikipedia page (Red Lion Hundred)
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available
One vegetation community/land cover map 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 email@example.com for shapefile requests.