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Dragon Run Watershed in Delaware

Picture of Dragon Run Watershed

                   Dragon Run Watershed

Watershed Description

Picture of Dragon Run

Dragon Run from Clark’s Corner Road in New                  Castle County, Delaware

Dragon Run has a large impounded freshwater marsh in the eastern section that dominates land surface ranking at #5.  Exotic invasive plant species are rampant in the forests of the watershed.

Watershed Area:  6,457 acres (2,613 hectares)

Location:  Central New Castle County in northern Delaware between Red Lion Creek on the north and C and D Canal on the south.

Flow Direction:  East towards the Delaware River.

Characteristics:  Semi-urban watershed that has gently rolling hills.

Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers


Cultivated lawn and impervious surface take the #1 and #3 spots making this one of the more developed watersheds in Delaware.  Agricultural field ranks as #2.  Northeastern Modified Successional Forest further points the developed nature of the watershed in the #4 spot.  In the center of the watershed is a large impounded wetland in which Water-lily Aquatic Wetland resides in the #5 spot.

Dragon Run Watershed Vegetation Communities/Land Cover (Top 5 for 2007)
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Acres Hectares
Cultivated Lawn 1,951.00 789.00
Agricultural Field 1,231.00 498.00
Impervious Surface 768.00 311.00
Northeastern Modified Successional Forest 564.00 228.00
Water-lily Aquatic Wetland 341.00 138.00

     *The table above is subject to change with more watershed mapping.

Managed Lands


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 to request a shapefile.