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 Pocomoke River watershed is located in southern Sussex County. The 9-mile long main stem of the river in Delaware rises in southwest of Millsboro and flows south to the Maryland border. The river eventually discharges to the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Land use within the watershed is dominated by agricultural uses and wetland areas. The headwaters and tributaries of the Pocomoke River encompass a portion of the area known as the Great Cypress Swamp.
Plants and Wildlife
View of Pocomoke River next to a trail
Photo credit: DNREC's WATAR Program
Square Miles (total): 215.2
Square Miles (DE): 34.6
Population (total)*: 14,549
Population (DE)*: 2,154
States: DE, MD
Counties: DE: Sussex MD: Wicomico
*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..