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Army Creek
Location of Army Creek mouth
Location of Army Creek mouth
Location of Army Creek mouth
Location of Army Creek mouth
Other name(s) Armstrong Creek
Mill Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Physical characteristics
Main source watershed divide between Army Creek and Christina River
near Buena Vista State Conference Center
about 60 feet
River mouth 1 mile SW of New Castle, Delaware
sea level (0 ft.)
Length 4 miles (6.4 km)
Basin features
Progression East-Northeast
River system Delaware River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    several unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    several unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies one unnamed impoundment
Bridges US 13
DE 9

Army Creek is a 4-mile (6.4 km) long river in northern Delaware in the United States that drains about 10 square miles (26 km2). The stream is controlled by a floodgate just downstream of DE 9 that does not allow tidal influence of the stream.

The source of Army Creek is near the eastern edge of Bear, Delaware in the south and New Castle County Airport in the north. The water then flows ENE to the Delaware River about 1 mile (1.6 km) SW of New Castle, Delaware, at Dobbinsville. Most of the watershed is urban/residential.

The watershed is the scene of two Superfund sites owing to the urban/industrial history.

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