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Sowbridge Branch
Sowbridge Branch (Primehook Creek tributary) is located in Delaware
Sowbridge Branch (Primehook Creek tributary)
Sowbridge Branch (Primehook Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Sowbridge Branch (Primehook Creek tributary)
Location of Sowbridge Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Primehook Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Gravelly Branch divide
about 0.5 miles southeast of Ellendale, Delaware
50 ft (15 m)
38°47′56″N 075°24′09″W / 38.79889°N 75.40250°W / 38.79889; -75.40250
River mouth Primehook Creek (Waples Pond)
Waples Pond Acres, Delaware
4 ft (1.2 m)
38°49′15″N 075°19′02″W / 38.82083°N 75.31722°W / 38.82083; -75.31722
Length 5.44 mi (8.75 km)
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Broadkill River
Basin size 7.86 square miles (20.4 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Piney Branch
Waterbodies Reynolds Pond
Bridges Milton-Ellendale Highway, Holly Tree Road, Isaacs Road (DE 30), Cedar Creek Road

Sowbridge Branch is a 5.44 mi (8.75 km) long 2nd order tributary to Primehook Creek in Sussex County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Sawbridge Branch
  • Sow Bridge Branch


Sowbridge Branch rises on the Gravelly Branch divide about 0.5 miles southeast of Ellendale, Delaware. Sowbridge Branch then flows generally east to meet Primehook Creek at Waples Pond.


Sowbridge Branch drains 7.86 square miles (20.4 km2) of area, receives about 45.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 649.54 and is about 19% forested.

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