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Little River
Picture of Little Creek from DE 9 bridge
Little Creek looking downstream (east) from DE 9 bridge in 2008
Other name(s) Tributary to Delaware Bay
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
City Little Creek, Delaware
Physical characteristics
Main source On the watershed divide between Little Creek and St. Jones River
Dover, Delaware
30 ft (9.1 m)
River mouth Delaware Bay
about 2 miles east of Little Creek, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 8.34 mi (13.42 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    16.62 cu ft/s (0.471 m3/s) at mouth with Delaware Bay
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Delaware Bay
Basin size 13.93 square miles (36.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Morgan Branch
    Elm Branch
Bridges white Oak Road
DE 8
DE 9

The Little River (also called Little Creek) is a river, approximately 8 mi (13 km) long, in central Delaware in the United States.

It rises in central Kent County, approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) northwest of Dover and flows generally east, entering Delaware Bay approximately 6 mi (10 km) west Dover. The lower 2 mi (3.2 km) of the river is surrounded by extensive wetlands protected as part of the Little Creek Wildlife Area.

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