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Fishing Branch
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Location of Fishing Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Mispillion River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Parnell Branch and Old Baptist Church Branch
about 1 mile east of Spring Hill, Delaware
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38°58′07″N 075°25′01″W / 38.96861°N 75.41694°W / 38.96861; -75.41694
River mouth Mispillion River
about 1.5 miles southeast of Harrings Corners, Delaware
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38°57′20″N 075°23′37″W / 38.95556°N 75.39361°W / 38.95556; -75.39361
Length 1.90 mi (3.06 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Mispillion River
Basin size 4.73 square miles (12.3 km2)
Tributaries
Bridges Thompsonville Road, Big Stone Beach Road

Fishing Branch is a 1.90 mi (3.06 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Mispillion River in Kent County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Fishing Creek

Course

Fishing Branch forms at the confluence of Parnell Branch and Old Baptist Church Branch about 1 mile east of Spring Hill, Delaware. Fishing Branch then flows southeast to meet the Mispillion River about 1.5 miles southeast of Herrings Corners, Delaware.

Watershed

Fishing Branch drains 4.73 square miles (12.3 km2) of area, receives about 45.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 596.10 and is about 8.3% forested.

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