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
Broad Creek
The Broad Creek watershed is located in southwestern Sussex County. The 20-mile long creek rises east of Delmar and flows toward the northwest through Trussum and Records Ponds to the Town of Laurel. The creek, which becomes tidal freshwater at this point, continues northwest to its confluence with the Nanticoke River southwest of Seaford.

The major land use in the watershed is agriculture, although residential uses are important at Laurel. The Broad Creek watershed has a high concentration of both poultry and swine operations.
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View of Trap Pond at Trap Pond State Park
Photo credit: Victoria Volkis