West River (Maryland)

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The West River is a 6-mile-long (9.7 km)[1] tidal tributary of Chesapeake Bay in southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is south of the Rhode River, which is one of its tributaries, and north of Herring Bay.

These are its named tidal creeks and rivers starting at the southern edge of its mouth and going clockwise: [2] [3]

  • Parish Creek
  • Lafayette Creek (unofficial name)
  • South Creek
  • Upper West River/Fords Creek (latter is an unofficial name)
  • Johns Creek
  • Smith Creek
  • Lerch Creek
  • Tenthouse Creek & Cox Creek (Cox is a tributary of Tenthouse)
  • Popham Creek
  • Scaffold Creek
  • Cheston Creek
  • Rhode River

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ West Rhode Riverkeeper 2007 water quality report, see map on last page
  3. ^ Topo map of river

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Coordinates: 38°51′23″N 76°31′45″W / 38.85639°N 76.52917°W / 38.85639; -76.52917