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Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek (Delaware Bay tributary, Delaware) is located in Delaware
Cedar Creek (Delaware Bay tributary, Delaware)
Cedar Creek (Delaware Bay tributary, Delaware) is located in the United States
Cedar Creek (Delaware Bay tributary, Delaware)
Location of Cedar Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Delaware Bay
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source Gum Branch divide
about 1 mile west of Hudson Pond Acres, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
River mouth Delaware Bay
Mispillion Light, Delaware
55 ft (17 m)
Length 16.09 mi (25.89 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Delaware Bay
Basin size 50.01 square miles (129.5 km2)
Tributaries
Bridges North Union Church Road, US 113, DE 213, Greentop Road, Clendaniel Pond Road, Fleatown Road, DE 30, DE 1, Bay Avenue (DE 36)

Cedar Creek is a 16.09 mi (25.89 km) long 4th order tributary to Delaware Bay in Sussex and Kent Counties, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Slaughter Creek

Course

Cedar Creek rises on the Gum Branch divide about 1 mile west of Hudson Pond Acres, Delaware. Cedar Creek then flows northeast to meet Delaware Bay by Mispillion Light.

Watershed

Cedar Creek drains 50.01 square miles (129.5 km2) of area, receives about 45.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 694.36 and is about 9% forested.

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