The Delaware portion of the Chester-Sassafras watershed is located in western Kent and New Castle Counties Delaware. The majority of the watershed is in Maryland and a small portion is also in Pennsylvania. The land uses in this watershed consist of cropland, irrigated cropland, forestland, wetlands, and urban land.
The watershed topography is gently rolling to generally flat. The soils in the watershed are primarily in the Woodstown-Sassafras-Fallsington, Matapeake-OthelloSassafras, and the Fallsington-Woodstown-Sassafras general soil series.
There are about 76 farms in the Delaware portion of the watershed. The average farm size is approximately 200 acres. Primary crops include corn, soybeans, wheat, and barley.
Map of Chester-Sassafras Watershed in Delaware
States and Counties in the Chester-Sassafras Watershed