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Mill Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Smyrna River
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
City Smyrna
Physical characteristics
Main source Sewell Branch divide
about 0.25 miles east of Underwood Corners, Delaware
45 ft (14 m)
River mouth Smyrna River
about 1 mile northeast of Smyrna, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 8.97 mi (14.44 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    15.38 cu ft/s (0.436 m3/s) at mouth with Smyrna River
Basin features
Progression generally northeast
River system Smyrna River
Basin size 12.63 square miles (32.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Lake Como
Bridges Underwoods Corner Road, Alley Corner Road, DE 300, Carter Road, US 13, DE 1, DE 6

Mill Creek is a 8.97 mi (14.44 km) long 3rd order tributary to Smyrna River in Kent County, Delaware.

Course

Mill Creek rises on the Sewell Branch divide about 0.25 miles east of Underwood Corners in Kent County. Mill Creek then flows northeast to meet the Smyrna River about 1 mile northeast of Smyrna, Delaware.

Watershed

Mill Creek drains 12.63 square miles (32.7 km2) of area, receives about 44.9 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 631.41 and is about 2.1% forested.

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