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Herring Creek
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Other name(s) Tributary to Rehoboth Bay
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Burton Prong and Hopkins Prong
just south of Angola Beach
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38°39′26″N 075°10′05″W / 38.65722°N 75.16806°W / 38.65722; -75.16806
River mouth Rehoboth Bay
Angola Landing
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38°38′34″N 075°08′00″W / 38.64278°N 75.13333°W / 38.64278; -75.13333
Length 2.85 mi (4.59 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Rehoboth Bay
Basin size 32.82 square miles (85.0 km2)

Herring Creek is a 2.85 mi (4.59 km) long 3rd order tributary to Rehoboth Bay, in Sussex County, Delaware.


Herring Creek is formed at the confluence of Burton Prong and Hopkins Pring, south of Angola Beach in Sussex County, Delaware. Herring Creek then flows southeast to meet Rehoboth Bay at Angola Landing.


Herring Creek drains 32.82 square miles (85.0 km2) of area, receives about 45.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 638.39 and is about 23.7% forested.

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