Tanyard Branch is a small tributary that flows to the Choptank River and then on the Chesapeake Bay.
Watershed Area: 805 acres (326 hectares)
Location: Northwestern New Castle County in southwestern Delaware between the Choptank River on the north and the Marshyhope River on the south.
Flow Direction: West towards
Characteristics: Agricultural watershed with flat terrain.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Agriculture accounts for about 3/4 of the land use in this watershed. Red Maple-Gum Successional Swamp Forest is ranked #2 and is the largest “natural community” type. Virginia Pine Successional Forest ranks #3. Early to Mid-Successional Loblolly Pine Forest ranks as #4. Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest finishes the list at #5.
|Tanyard Branch Vegetation Communities/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Red Maple-Gum Successional Swamp Forest||52.00||21.00|
|Virginia Pine Successional Forest||51.00||21.00|
|Early to Mid-Successional Loblolly Pine Forest||35.00||14.00|
|Mid-Atlantic Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest||31.00||12.00|
*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 considered to be completed. Email email@example.com for shapefile requests.