Bohemia Creek || Broad Creek || C and D Canal West || Chester River || Choptank River || Deep Creek || Elk Creek || Gravelly Branch || Gum Branch || Marshyhope Creek || Nanticoke River || Perch Creek || Pocomoke River || Sassafras River || Wicomico
The Elk River Watershed is located at the very top of Delaware's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Basin and drains through Maryland into the northeastern portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
The majority of the land in the Delaware portion of the Elk River watershed is agricultural.
Plants and Wildlife
View of fence in front of trail through forest
Photo credit: DNREC's Watershed Assessment and Management Section
Square Miles (total): 105.7
Square Miles (DE): 0.4
Population (total)*: 49,315
Population (DE)*: 327
States: DE, PA, MD
Counties: DE: New Castle PA: Chester MD: Cecil
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2019.
Land cover (total)†
Land cover within Delaware†
†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..