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 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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Recreation and Culture
Square Miles (total): 122.7
Square Miles (DE): 119.6
Population (total)*: 18,256
Population (DE)*: 17,918
States: DE, MD
Counties: DE: Sussex MD: Worcester
*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..