Shellpot Creek is a small Piedmont stream in Northern New Castle County. It is filled with residential development.
Watershed Area: 6,500 acres (2,603 hectares)
Location: Northern New Castle County in northern Delaware between Brandywine Creek on the west and Stony Creek on the east.
Flow Direction: South to the Delaware River.
Characteristics: Urban creek that slopes south towards the Delaware River.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Cultivated lawn and impervious surface rank as the top 2 land covers in the watershed. Northeastern Old Field ranks #3. Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest is the largest forest community and ranks #4. Modified land finishes the list at #5.
|Shellpot Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Northeastern Old Field||413.00||167.00|
|Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest||328.00||133.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
Links of Interest
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.