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Swan Creek
Picture of middle Swan Creek in Sussex County, Delaware
Swan Creek in Sussex County, Delaware
Other name(s) Tributary to Indian River Bay
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Unity Branch divide
about 1 mile southwest of Hollyville, Delaware
36 ft (11 m)
River mouth Indian River
Fishing Point, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 5.40 mi (8.69 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    11.34 cu ft/s (0.321 m3/s) at mouth with Indian River
Basin features
Progression south
River system Indian River
Basin size 9.63 square miles (24.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Waples Pond
Longwood Pond
Bridges Zoar Road
Hollyville Road
Mt Joy Road
Maryland Camp Road
DE 24

Swan Creek is a 5.40 mi (8.69 km) long 2nd order tributary to Indian River in Sussex County, Delaware.

Course

Swan Creek rises on the Unity Branch divide, about 1 mile southwest of Hollyville in Sussex County, Delaware. Swan Creek then flows south to meet Indian River at Fishing Point.

Watershed

Swan Creek drains 9.63 square miles (24.9 km2) of area, receives about 45.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 704.54 and is about 29.61% forested.

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