Assawoman || Buntings Branch || Indian River || Indian River Bay || Iron Branch || Lewes-Rehoboth Canal || Little Assawoman || Rehoboth Bay
The Assawoman watershed is a subwatershed of the Little Assawoman Bay and is located in the south central section of Sussex County.
Little Assawoman Bay makes up one of three of Delaware's Inland Bays. The Inland Bays consist of three interconnected bodies of water - Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Little Assawoman Bay - all located in southeastern Sussex County. The Little Assawoman, Assawoman, and Buntings Branch watersheds are all part of the Little Assawoman Bay, and drain an area that extends from the Assawoman Canal to its confluence with Little Assawoman Bay on the southeast coast of Delaware.
The land use of the watershed is made up primarily of agriculture and wetlands.
Plants and Wildlife
View of Assawoman Bay
Photo credit: DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program
Square Miles (total): 54.5
Square Miles (DE): 7.4
Population (total)*: 42,743
Population (DE)*: 3,783
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..