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Naamans Creek Watershed in Delaware

Picture of Naamans Creek watershed

              Naamans Creek Watershed

Watershed Description

Picture of Naamans Creek

Naamans Creek at Woods Haven Kruse Park

Naamans Creek was named for an indian chief that lived in the area during the time of European settlement.  It is the northeastern-most watershed in development and is mostly developed.

Watershed Area:  4,519 acres (1,829 hectares)

Location:  Northeastern New Castle County in northeastern Delaware between Chester Creek on the north and Stony Creek on the south.

Flow Direction:  Southerly to the Delaware River.

Characteristics:  Piedmont watershed that slopes southeast towards the Delaware River.

Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers


Due to development, Cultivated lawn and impervious surface are the #1 and #2 ranks in the watershed.  Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest is the largest “natural community” and ranks #3.  Northeastern Modified Successional Forest and Northeastern Successional Shrubland, which come as a result of development rank #4 and #5, respectively.

Naamans Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)
Vegetation Community/Land Cover Acres Hectares
Cultivated Lawn 2,069.00 837.00
Impervious Surface 1,632.00 661.00
Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest 313.00 127.00
Northeastern Modified Successional Forest 256.00 103.00
Northeastern Successional Shrubland 72.00 29.00

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

Managed Lands


  • Afton Park
  • Arden Woodlands
  • Bechtel Park
  • Harvey Mill Park
  • Longcome Park
  • Woods Haven Kruse Park
Links of Interest


Vegetation Community/Land Cover Maps Available


One vegetation community/land cover 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 for shapefile requests.