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Tussocky Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Broad Creek
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Barren Creek divide
about 1 mile east of Susan Beach Corner, Delaware
50 ft (15 m)
River mouth Broad Creek
Portsville, Delaware
0 ft (0 m)
Length 7.54 mi (12.13 km)
  • Location:
    Broad Creek
  • Average rate:
    12.17 cu ft/s (0.345 m3/s) at mouth with Broad Creek
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 10.49 square miles (27.2 km2)
Waterbodies Tussock Pond
Portsville Millpond
Bridges Susan Beach Road, Branch School Road, DE 24, Airport Road, Shell Bridge Road

Tussocky Branch is a 7.54 mi (12.13 km) long 2nd order tributary to Broad Creek in Sussex County, Delaware.

Variant names

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

  • Mill Creek


Tussocky Branch rises about 1 mile east of Susan Beach Corner, Delaware and then flows north into Broad Creek at Portsville.


Tussocky Branch drains 10.49 square miles (27.2 km2) of area, receives about 44.7 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 812.43 and is about 12% forested.

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