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Fork Branch
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Fork Branch in Dover, Delaware
Other name(s) Tributary to St. Jones River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
City Dover
Physical characteristics
Main source Pinks Branch and Jordan Branch divides
about 0.1 miles west of Seeneytown, Delaware
70 ft (21 m)
River mouth St. Jones River
Silver Lake in Dover, Delaware
14 ft (4.3 m)
Length 9.48 mi (15.26 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    37.81 cu ft/s (1.071 m3/s) at mouth with Fork Branch
Basin features
Progression east then southeast
River system St. Jones River
Basin size 30.64 square miles (79.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Maidstone Branch
    McKees Run
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Shaws Corner Road, Rose Dale Lane, Pearsons Corner Road, Kenton Road, McKee Road, W Denny Road, Scarborough Road, College Road, North State Street

Fork Branch is a 9.48 mi (15.26 km) long 3rd order tributary to the St. Jones River in Kent County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Cranbrook River
  • Downs Branch
  • Fisher Branch
  • Warge Kijhlen
  • Wulfs Creek

Course

Fork Branch rises on the Pinks Branch and Jordan Branch divide about 0.1 miles west of Seeneytown, Delaware.

Watershed

Fork Branch drains 30.64 square miles (79.4 km2) of area, receives about 44.8 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 654.31 and is about 10.5% forested.

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