Breakwater Harbor lies northwest of Lewes, Delaware in northeastern Sussex County.
Watershed Area: 795 acres (322 hectares)
Location: Northeastern Sussex County, north of Lewes and Rehoboth Canal watershed.
Flow Direction: Drains north into Delaware Bay, tidal.
Characteristics: Agricultural and rural watershed with population centers at Frederica and Little Heaven.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
More than half of the Breakwater Harbor watershed is covered in Marine Nearshore Water. Beachgrass-Panicgrass is the largest vegetation community and ranks #2. Beach and the related sand rank #3 and #4 respectively. Central Coast Beach Heather Dune Shrubland rounds out the list at #5.
|Breakwater Harbor Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Marine Nearshore Water||490.00||198.00|
|Beachgrass-Panicgrass Dune Grassland||78.00||32.00|
|Central Coast Beach Heather Dune Shrubland||28.00||11.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
- Cape Henlopen State Park
- Milford Neck Wildlife Area
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.