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Wheeling Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Tussocky Branch
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Physical characteristics
Main source Tussocky Branch divide
about 1 mile southeast of Ralphs, Delaware
47 ft (14 m)
River mouth Tussocky Branch
about 0.5 miles east of Ralphs, Delaware
45 ft (14 m)
Length 2.45 mi (3.94 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression north-northwest
River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 1.32 square miles (3.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Pine Branch Road

Wheeling Branch is a 2.45 mi (3.94 km) long 1st order tributary to Tussocky Branch in Sussex County, Delaware. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Course

Wheeling Branch rises about 1 mile southeast of Ralphs, Delaware and then flows north-northwest into Tussocky Branch about 0.5 miles east of Ralphs, Delaware.

Watershed

Wheeling Branch drains 1.32 square miles (3.4 km2) of area, receives about 44.8 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 1,092.57 and is about 11% forested.

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