Appoquinimink River || Army Creek || Blackbird Creek || Broadkill River || C and D Canal East || Cedar Creek || Delaware Bay Drainage || Delaware River Drainage || Dragon Run Creek || Leipsic River || Little Creek || Mispillion River || Murderkill River || Red Lion Creek || Smyrna River || St. Jones River
Dragon Run Creek
The Dragon Run Creek watershed is located in eastern New Castle County. The 7.7-mile-long mainstem of the creek rises in a swampy area north of Lums Pond and flows due east to its outfall in the Delaware River. The Dragon Run is free flowing but has a tidegate at its mouth, allowing discharge to the Delaware River only at low tide. Thus, there are no tidal influences on Dragon Run.
The land use in the watershed is dominated by urban and agriculture uses.
Plants and Wildlife
View of Dragon Run Creek
Photo credit: DNREC's Watershed Assessment and Management Section
Square Miles: 10.4
Counties: DE: New Castle
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2019.
Land cover (total)†
†Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management. 2016 C-CAP Regional Land Cover. Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Regional Land Cover..