Appoquinimink River || Army Creek || Blackbird Creek || Broadkill River || C and D Canal East || Cedar Creek || Delaware Bay Drainage || Delaware River Drainage || Dragon Run Creek || Leipsic River || Little Creek || Mispillion River || Murderkill River || Red Lion Creek || Smyrna River || St. Jones River
The Army Creek watershed is located in east-central New Castle County. The 4-mile-long mainstem flows east-northeast toward its outfall to the Delaware River just below the town of New Castle. The stream is free flowing, however, a tidegate is located at the mouth, which only allows discharge to the Delaware River during low tides, such that there is no tidal influence in the creek.
The land uses in the watershed are dominated by urban areas. The city of New Castle, the only incorporated town, is situated in the northern portion of the watershed.
Plants and Wildlife
View of Army Creek
Photo credit: Andrew Howard
Square Miles: 10.0
Counties: DE: New Castle
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2019.
Land cover (total)†
†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..