The White Clay Creek watershed is the largest watershed in the Piedmont of Delaware.
Watershed Area: 29,201 acres (11,817 hectares)
Location: Northwestern Delaware in northwestern New Castle County.
Flow Direction: Southeast towards the Christina River.
Characteristics: Urban watershed in lower sections with a large state park towards the state line.
Major Vegetation Communities/Land Covers
Cultivated lawn covers a little more than one-third of the watershed. The related impervious surface covers an additional 24%, which combined cover almost two-thirds of the watershed. Northeastern Modified Successional Forest is the largest forest community. Northeastern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest ranks #4 and agricultural field brings up the rear at #5.
|White Clay Creek Watershed Vegetation Community/Land Covers (Top 5 for 2007)|
|Vegetation Community/Land Cover||Acres||Hectares|
|Northeastern Modified Successional Forest||4,837.94||1,957.85|
|Northern Piedmont Mesic Oak-Beech Forest||1,264.13||511.57|
*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 in the process of completion and is provided “as is” for informational purposes. Email email@example.com for shapefile requests.