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Kent-Sussex Line Branch
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Location of Kent-Sussex Line Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Nanticoke River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Beaverdam Branch divide
about 1 mile south of Six Forks, Delaware
55 ft (17 m)
38°52′13″N 075°32′05″W / 38.87028°N 75.53472°W / 38.87028; -75.53472
River mouth Nanticoke River
about 2 miles northeast of Greenwood, Delaware
49 ft (15 m)
38°50′08″N 075°33′16″W / 38.83556°N 75.55444°W / 38.83556; -75.55444
Length 3.50 mi (5.63 km)
Basin features
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River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 4.43 square miles (11.5 km2)
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Bridges Mesibov Road (x2), Staytonville Road

Kent-Sussex Line Branch is a 3.50 mi (5.63 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. The lower part of this branch flows along the Kent and Sussex County line, hence the name.

Variant names

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

  • Beaverdam Ditch


Kent-Sussex Line Branch rises about 1 mile south of Six Forks, Delaware in Kent County and then flows south-southwest into Sussex County to join the Nanticoke River about 2 miles northeast of Greenwood.


Kent-Sussex Line Branch drains 4.49 square miles (11.6 km2) of area, receives about 45.6 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 751.96 and is about 9% forested.

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