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
Red Lion Creek
The Red Lion watershed is located south of the city of New Castle and north of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. It flows eastward to the Delaware River. The stream is free flowing but has a tidegate at the mouth which only allows discharges to the Delaware River at low tides. Thus, there is no tidal influence on the Red Lion Creek.
The watershed is dominated by urban land uses.
DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) has been developing scientifically robust methods to monitor and evaluate wetlands in Delaware on a watershed basis. Learn more about the health of the wetlands in this watershed from the DNREC Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Program.
Plants and Wildlife
View of Red Lion Creek meandering through the forest
Photo credit: DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program
Square Miles: 11.0
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..