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Bearhole Ditch
Location of Bearhole Ditch mouth
Location of Bearhole Ditch mouth
Location of Bearhole Ditch mouth
Location of Bearhole Ditch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Dirickson Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Vines Creek divide
about 1 mile north of Selbyville, Delaware
40 ft (12 m)
38°29′19″N 075°13′07″W / 38.48861°N 75.21861°W / 38.48861; -75.21861
River mouth Dirickson Creek
about 0.1 miles north of Johnson, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
38°28′50″N 075°08′11″W / 38.48056°N 75.13639°W / 38.48056; -75.13639
Length 4.57 mi (7.35 km)
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Little Assawoman Bay
Basin size 7.78 square miles (20.2 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges DE 17
Gum Road
Hudson Road
Deer Run Road
Bearhole Road
Johnson Road
DE 20

Bearhole Ditch is a 4.57 mi (7.35 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:

  • Bear Hole Ditch
  • Dirickson Creek

Course

Bearhole Ditch rises on the Vines Creek divide about 1 mile north of Selbyville in Sussex County, Delaware. Bearhole Ditch then flows generally east to meet Dirickson Creek about 0.1 miles north of Johnson, Delaware.

Watershed

Bearhole Ditch drains 7.78 square miles (20.2 km2) of area, receives about 44.8 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 723.32 and is about 3.5% forested.

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