Little Blackwater River (Maryland)

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Little Blackwater River
Country United States
State Maryland
Region Dorchester County
 - coordinates 38°32′26″N 76°02′08″W / 38.54056°N 76.03556°W / 38.54056; -76.03556
Mouth Blackwater River [1]
 - coordinates 38°25′15″N 76°05′49″W / 38.42083°N 76.09694°W / 38.42083; -76.09694Coordinates: 38°25′15″N 76°05′49″W / 38.42083°N 76.09694°W / 38.42083; -76.09694
Length 15 mi (24 km)

The Little Blackwater River is a tributary of the Blackwater River located in Dorchester County, Maryland.

The relatively shallow river is about 15 miles (24 km) long[3] and is surrounded by farms. It is located between Maple Dam Road to the east and Egypt Road to the west. The river begins behind Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in Cambridge, where its water level is nearly 20 feet (6.1 m) above sea level, and it ends below Bucktown.


  1. ^ "Water Trails at Blackwater". U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Blackwater River. Retrieved on 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011