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Hudson Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Spring Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Physical characteristics
Main source Cow Marsh Ditch divide
about 0.5 miles southwest of Riverdale Estates, Delaware
60 ft (18 m)
River mouth Spring Creek
about 2.5 miles northwest of Frederica, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 9.36 mi (15.06 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    10.78 cu ft/s (0.305 m3/s) at mouth with Spring Creek
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Murderkill River
Basin size 8.90 square miles (23.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies McGinnis Pond
Bridges Firetower Road, Turkey Point Road, US 13, DE 15, Barratts Chapel Road, Fox Chase Road, McGinnis Pond Road

Hudson Branch is a 9.36 mi (15.06 km) long 2nd order tributary to Spring Creek in Kent County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Berrytown Branch
  • Canterbury Branch
  • Cranberry Branch
  • Hudson Ditch
  • Hudson's Branch

Course

Hudson Branch rises on the Cow Marsh Ditch divide about 0.5 miles southwest of Riverdale Estates, Delaware. Hudson Branch then flows easterly to meet Spring Creek about 2.5 miles northwest of Frederica, Delaware.

Watershed

Hudson Branch drains 8.90 square miles (23.1 km2) of area, receives about 44.9 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 597.91 and is about 6.0% forested.

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Course of Hudson Branch (Spring Creek tributary)
Course of Hudson Branch (Spring Creek tributary)
Watershed of Hudson Branch (Spring Creek tributary)
Watershed of Hudson Branch (Spring Creek tributary)
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