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Dyke Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Leipsic River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source Fork Branch divide
about 0.25 miles southeast of Cheswold, Delaware
40 ft (12 m)
River mouth Leipsic River
Leipsic, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 4.39 mi (7.07 km)
  • Average rate:
    7.67 cu ft/s (0.217 m3/s) at mouth with Leipsic River
Basin features
Progression generally northeast
River system Leipsic River
Basin size 6.27 square miles (16.2 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges US 13, DE 1, Fast Landing Road

Dyke Branch is a 4.39 mi (7.07 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Leipsic River in Kent County, Delaware.


Dyke Branch rises on the Fork Branch divide about 0.25 miles southeast of Cheswold, Delaware. Dyke Branch then flows northeast to meet the Leipsic River at Leipsic.


Dyke Branch drains 6.27 square miles (16.2 km2) of area, receives about 45.1 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 670.15 and is about 5% forested.

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