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Agricultural Ditch
Location of Agricultural Ditch mouth
Location of Agricultural Ditch mouth
Location of Agricultural Ditch mouth
Location of Agricultural Ditch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Dirickson Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source McCray Branch divide
about 0.25 miles northwest of Roxana, Delaware
30 ft (9.1 m)
River mouth Dirickson Creek
about 0.25 miles north of Fenwick West, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 3.93 mi (6.32 km)
Basin features
Progression generally southeast
River system Little Assawoman Bay
Basin size 2.61 square miles (6.8 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges DE 20
Bennett Road
DE 17
DE 370
Bayard Road
Old Mill Bridge Road

Agricultural Ditch is a 3.93 mi (6.32 km) long 2nd order tributary to Dirickson Creek, in Sussex County, Delaware.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Carey Branch

Course

Agricultural Ditch rises on the McCray Branch divide about 0.25 miles northwest of Roxana in Sussex County, Delaware. Agricultural Ditch then flows generally southeast to meet Dirickson Creek about 0.25 miles north of Fenwick West, Delaware.

Watershed

Agricultural Ditch drains 2.61 square miles (6.8 km2) of area, receives about 44.7 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 721.07 and is about 7.3% forested.

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