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Alston Branch
Alston Branch (Leipsic River tributary) is located in Delaware
Alston Branch (Leipsic River tributary)
Alston Branch (Leipsic River tributary) is located in the United States
Alston Branch (Leipsic River tributary)
Location of Alston Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Leipsic River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
City Cheswold
Physical characteristics
Main source Fork Branch divide
Cheswold, Delaware
45 ft (14 m)
River mouth Leipsic River
about 1 mile north-northeast of Bishops Corner, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 2.17 mi (3.49 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Leipsic River
Basin size 1.73 square miles (4.5 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges DE 42, US 13, DE 1

Alston Branch is a 2.17 mi (3.49 km) long 1st order tributary to the Leipsic River in Kent County, Delaware. It is only 6 miles away from the state's capital, Dover, Delaware.


Alston Branch rises on the Fork Branch divide in Cheswold, Delaware. Alston Branch then flows northeasterly to meet the Leipsic River about 1-mile north-northeast of Bishops Corner.


Alston Branch drains 1.73 square miles (4.5 km2) of area, receives about 45.1 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 586.36 and is about 4% forested.

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