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Meadow Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Little Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Wood Creek and Jackson Branch divide
Delmar, Delaware
50 ft (15 m)
River mouth Little Creek
about 2 miles south of Laurel, Delaware
23 ft (7.0 m)
Length 5.83 mi (9.38 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    9.84 cu ft/s (0.279 m3/s) at mouth with Little Creek
Basin features
Progression northwest and north
River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 8.37 square miles (21.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges US 13, Raceway Road, Bi State Boulevard, Old Crow Road, Bacons Road

Meadow Branch is a 5.83 mi (9.38 km) long 3rd order tributary to Little Creek in Sussex County, Delaware. Meadow Branch forms Little Creek along with Holly Branch.

Variant names

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

  • Little Creek

Course

Meadow Branch rises in Delmar, Delaware and then flows northwest and north into Little Creek about 2 miles south of Laurel.

Watershed

Meadow Branch drains 8.37 square miles (21.7 km2) of area, receives about 44.9 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 767.30 and is about 10% forested.

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