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Burrows Run
Image of Burrows Run in Delaware
Burrows Run in Delaware
Location of Burrows Run mouth
Location of Burrows Run mouth
Location of Burrows Run mouth
Location of Burrows Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Red Clay Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Physical characteristics
Main source Craigs Mill Run divide
Pond at Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
325 ft (99 m)
River mouth Red Clay Creek
about 0.25 miles east of Ashland, Delaware
135 ft (41 m)
Length 4.73 mi (7.61 km)
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Christina River
Basin size 7.16 square miles (18.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Shadowbrook Pond
Bridges Burrows Run Road, Spring Mill Road, Burnt Mill Road, Center Mill Road, Snuff Mill Road, Old Kennett Road, Way Road

Burrows Run is a 4.73 mi (7.61 km) long 2nd order tributary to Red Clay Creek in New Castle County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Barris Run
  • Burris Run
  • Burroughs Brook

Course

Burrows Run rises on the Craigs Mill Run divide at Mendenhall in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Burrows Run then flows south into Delaware to meet Red Clay Creek about 0.25 miles east of Ashland, Delaware.

Watershed

Burrows Run drains 7.16 square miles (18.5 km2) of area, receives about 48.6 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 393.10 and is about 37.5% forested.

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