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Broad Creek
Map of Broad Creek mouth location
Map of Broad Creek mouth location
Map of Broad Creek mouth location
Map of Broad Creek mouth location
Location of Broad Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Nanticoke River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
City Laurel
Bethel
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Elliott Pond Branch and James Branch
Lake Pines, Delaware
8 ft (2.4 m)
River mouth Nanticoke River
about 0.5 miles west of Cherry Walk, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 8.00 mi (12.87 km)
Basin features
Progression generally west
River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 123.77 square miles (320.6 km2)
Tributaries
Waterbodies Records Pond
Bridges US 13, Willow Street, Delaware Avenue, North Central Avenue, North Poplar Street, Shell Bridge Road

Broad Creek is a 8.00 mi (12.87 km) long 4th order tributary to the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Broad Creek River
  • Laurel River

Course

Broad Creek is formed at the confluence of Elliott Pond Branch and James Branch at Lake Pines, Delaware and then flows west into the Nanticoke River about 0.5 miles west of Cherry Walk.

Watershed

Broad Creek drains 123.77 square miles (320.6 km2) of area, receives about 45.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 718.86 and is about 14% forested.

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