Other watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay
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
C and D Canal West
Background  
The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal West watershed (C and D Canal West) contains the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, a navigational waterway to the Port of Baltimore maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The canal system provides a continuous sea-level channel connecting the Port of Baltimore to the northern ports of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and northern trade routes.

The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal West watershed is one of only three tidal watersheds in the Chesapeake Basin. The C and D Canal West watershed has several notable waterways including Long Creek, Back Creek and Sammons Pond.

The land along the canal is used for recreation, agriculture, dredge disposal and wildlife habitat. The majority of the C and D Canal West watershed is agricultural with a small amount of development.
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Plants and Wildlife  
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