The Little Creek watershed drains about 23 square miles in east-central Kent County. The five-mile-long mainstem of the creek rises east of Dover and flows toward the east through the town of Little Creek to the Delaware Bay. The lower three miles of the creek are saline wetlands.
Little Creek Watershed is largely made of agriculture, forest and wetland land uses.
Nutrients and Bacteria
The nutrient and bacteria TMDLs for the Little Creek Watershed require 40% reductions in phosphorus and nitrogen loads and 75% reduction in bacteria loads. The designated uses for the Little Creek include primary recreation, secondary recreation, fish, aquatic life and wildlife, industrial water supply, and agricultural water supply in freshwater segments.