The Dyke



Relatively small coastal waterway connecting larger bodies of water or other waterways.
See also: Channels
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
39.6667795°, -75.5663131°
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-3 ft. (-1 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. The Dyke is covered by the Wilmington South, DE US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Guts

Gambles Gut 2.8 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Broad Dyke Canal Water 0.1 mi
Glebe Cemetery Man-made 0.5 mi
The Green Man-made 0.5 mi
New Castle Historic District Man-made 0.5 mi
Old Town Hall Man-made 0.5 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is WILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP which is approximately 2 miles away and has an elevation of 74 feet (71 feet higher than The Dyke). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 3.43" 39.3° 23.7°
February 2.81" 42.5° 25.8°
March 3.97" 51.9° 33.4°
April 3.39" 62.6° 42.1°
May 4.15" 72.5° 52.4°
June 3.59" 81.1° 61.8°
July 4.28" 86.0° 67.3°
August 3.51" 84.1° 65.8°
September 4.01" 77.2° 58.1°
October 3.08" 65.9° 45.6°
November 3.19" 55.0° 36.9°
December 3.40" 44.4° 28.4°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 54% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 63% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 65% of other locations on record.