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According to the Rehoboth Bay Sediment Management Plan, Rehoboth Bay is part of Delaware’s Inland Bays which encompass Rehoboth Bay, Little Assawoman Bay, and Indian River Bay. Both Rehoboth Bay and Little Assawoman Bay are barbuilt estuaries, while Indian River Bay is a drowned river valley. Rehoboth Bay is the northernmost of Delaware’s inland bays (Figure 2-1). Depths in the bay are generally shallow, less than 6 to 7 feet below Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). Surface area of the bay is approximately 13 square miles. Rehoboth Bay receives fresh water discharges from a number of small creeks along the bay, including White Oak Creek, Love Creek, Herring Creek, and Guinea Creek. Rehoboth Bay is linked to Indian River Bay to the south, providing tidal exchange with the Atlantic Ocean through Indian River Inlet, which is stabilized by two parallel stone jetties. To the north, the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal provides limited exchange with Delaware Bay.
Rehoboth Bay Sediment Management Plan
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