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Browns Branch
Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary) is located in Delaware
Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary) is located in the United States
Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
Location of Browns Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Murderkill River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source Nanticoke River divide
about 1 mile south of Harrington, Delaware
58 ft (18 m)
River mouth Murderkill River
about 1 mile south-southwest of Frederica, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 10.27 mi (16.53 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Murderkill River
Basin size 23.02 square miles (59.6 km2)
Tributaries
Waterbodies McColley Pond
Bridges Corn Crib Road, Cluckey Drive, DE 14, Jackson Ditch Road (x2), Killens Pond Road, Sandbox Road, Canterbury Road, Fork Landing Road

Browns Branch is a 10.27 mi (16.53 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Murderkill River in Kent County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Spring Branch

Course

Browns Branch rises on the Nanticoke River divide about 1 mile south of Harrington, Delaware. Browns Branch then flows northeasterly to meet the Murderkill River about 1 mile south-southwest of Frederica, Delaware.

Watershed

Browns Branch drains 23.02 square miles (59.6 km2) of area, receives about 45.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 648.58 and is about 10.4% forested.

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Course of Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
Course of Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
Watershed of Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
Watershed of Browns Branch (Murderkill River tributary)
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