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Red Clay Creek

Red Clay Creek is a tributary of White Clay Creek, approximately 15 miles (24 km) long, in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States.

The East and West Branches both rise in West Marlborough Twp., near the hamlet of Upland, and flow south through Kennett Square before uniting just north of the Delaware border. The stream enters Delaware near the town of Yorklyn and flows southward through New Castle County, Delaware, passing through Marshallton; the Wilmington and Western Railroad follows the creek south from Yorklyn as far as Greenbank. It joins White Clay Creek near Stanton, approximately 5 mi (8 km) southwest of Wilmington. Since 2000, portions of the river, along with other tributaries of White Clay Creek, have been protected as part of White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River.

The Red Clay has suffered from severe flooding in recent years, especially in 1999 due to Hurricane Floyd and in 2003 due to Tropical Storm Henri.

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