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Watershed Management Area 18 includes the Cooper River, Big Timber, Mantua, Newton, Oldmans, Pennsauken, Pompeston, Raccoon, Repaupo and Woodbury Creeks, as well as Baldwin Run, Swede Run and Maple Swamp. This management area covers all or parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, including 68 municipalities encompassing 391 square miles.

The Cooper River is 16 miles long and its watershed encompasses an area of 40 square miles. The River flows through Camden County to the Delaware River at Camden City.

Big Timber Creek drains an area of 63 miles. The mainstem and most of the south branch divide Gloucester and Camden Counties before flowing into the Delaware River near Brooklawn, south of Camden.

Mantua Creek drains an area of 50.9 square miles of land. From its headwater in Glassboro, Mantua Creek flows 18.6 miles northwest to the Delaware River at Paulsboro.

Oldmans Creek drains an area of 44 square miles and flows on the Coastal Plain to the Delaware River. This Creek, 20 miles long, marks the boundary between Gloucester and Salem Counties.

The Pennsauken Creek drains 33 square miles of southwestern Burlington County and northern Camden County. This creek flows into the Delaware near Palmyra, New Jersey. The North Branch of the Pennsauken is in Burlington County, while the south branch is the boundary between Burlington and Camden Counties.

The Raccoon Creek Watershed contains approximately 40 square miles and drains central Gloucester County. The Creek itself is 19 miles long and flows from Elk Township to the Delaware River, across from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

Woodbury Creek is five miles long and drains 18 square miles. It is the smallest watershed in Gloucester County.

For more information regarding watershed management areas please contact DEP's Office of Policy Implementation and Watershed Restoration at (609) 633-2201.

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