The Christina River watershed essentially forms a “collar” through the state at the north end and serves as the border between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain. It is one of the more urban watersheds in the state.
Watershed Area: 42,492 acres (17,196 hectares)
Location: Northern New Castle County in northern Delaware between many Piedmont watersheds and north of Broad Dyke and Perch Creek Watersheds.
Flow Direction: East towards the Delaware River.
Characteristics: Urban watershed at the edge of Piedmont in Delaware.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
The two largest land covers, cultivated lawn (14,431 acres) and impervious surface (12,804 acres) in the Christina River watershed show the development present in the watershed. Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest is the most common “natural community” and covers 3,272 acres. About 1,871 acres still need to be attributed and Agricultural Field covers 1,435 acres.
|Christina River Watershed Vegetation Communities/Land Cover (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest||3,272.00||1,324.00|
|Unknown Forested Community||1,871.00||757.00|
*The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.
- Banning Park
- Canby Park
- Glasgow Park
- Iron Hill Park
- Lewden-Green Park
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 that is in the process of completion and is provided “as is” for informational purposes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for shapefile requests.