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 Sassafras River rises in western Delaware and flows westerly to the Chesapeake Bay forming the natural boundary between Cecil and Kent counties in Maryland.
The Delaware portion of the Sassafras watershed is dominated by agriculture.
Plants and Wildlife
View of a farm field
Photo credit: DNREC's WATAR Program
Square Miles (total): 42.1
Square Miles (DE): 8.1
Population (total)*: 4,513
Population (DE)*: 2,366
States: DE, MD
Counties: DE: Kent 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..