Leipsic River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leipsic River
Tributary to Delaware Bay
Leipsic - panoramio (1).jpg
The Leipsic River at Leipsic
Leipsic River is located in Delaware
Leipsic River
Location of Leipsic River mouth
Leipsic River is located in the United States
Leipsic River
Leipsic River (the United States)
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Physical characteristics
Sourceconfluence of Pinks Branch and Taylor Branch
 • locationabout 1 mile north of Seven Hickories, Delaware [2]
 • coordinates 39°13′55″N 075°38′11″W / 39.23194°N 75.63639°W / 39.23194; -75.63639 [1]
 • elevation24 ft (7.3 m) [2]
Mouth Delaware Bay
 • location
about 0.25 miles south of Goose Point [2]
 • coordinates
39°14′40″N 075°24′11″W / 39.24444°N 75.40306°W / 39.24444; -75.40306
Latitude and Longitude:

39°14′40″N 075°24′11″W / 39.24444°N 75.40306°W / 39.24444; -75.40306
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m) [2]
Length16.55 mi (26.63 km) [3]
Basin size53.13 square miles (137.6 km2) [4]
 • location Delaware Bay
 • average56.82 cu ft/s (1.609 m3/s) at mouth with Delaware Bay [4]
Basin features
River system Delaware Bay
 • left Pinks Branch
Snows Branch
Spruances Branch
Bennefield Branch
Raymond Gut
Duck Creek
 • right Taylor Branch
Willis Branch
Alston Branch
Dyke Branch
Boat Gut
WaterbodiesMasseys Millpond
Garrisons Lake

The Leipsic River is a 16.7-mile-long (26.9 km) river [5] in central Delaware in the United States.

It rises in northern Kent County, approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Dover. It flows generally east, past Leipsic and entering Delaware Bay approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Dover. The mouth of the river on Delaware Bay is surrounded by extensive wetlands that are protected as part of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

See also


  1. ^ a b "GNIS Detail - Leipsic River". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Leipsic River Range Lights Topo Map, Kent County DE (Little Creek Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  3. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Leipsic River Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed April 1, 2011

External links