Catskill Creek

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Catskill Creek [1]
Name origin: “cat creek” in Dutch
Country United States
State New York
Region Catskills, Hudson Valley
County Greene
Towns Catskill, New York,
Part of Hudson River
Source Franklinton Vlaie Pond
 - location Broome, New York
 - coordinates 42°31′15.32″N 74°18′21.56″W / 42.5209222°N 74.3059889°W / 42.5209222; -74.3059889
Mouth Hudson River at Catskill, New York
 - location Catskill, New York
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 42°12′29.98″N 73°51′16.03″W / 42.2083278°N 73.8544528°W / 42.2083278; -73.8544528Coordinates: 42°12′29.98″N 73°51′16.03″W / 42.2083278°N 73.8544528°W / 42.2083278; -73.8544528
Basin 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)

Catskill Creek is a 46.0-mile-long (74.0 km)[2] tributary of the Hudson River that drains the east northern Catskill Mountains of the U.S. state of New York. From its source at Franklinton Vlaie in Schoharie County it flows southeast through parts of Albany County and Greene County to its mouth at the village of Catskill on the Hudson River.[3]

Like Fishkill Creek, Catskill Creek is tautological, literally repeating "creek" twice, as kill means “creek” in Dutch.


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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Catskill Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Catskill Creek Public Fishing Rights, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Publications, Forms, Maps. Catskill Creek Public Fishing Rights. Accessed June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Aboriginal place names of New York, By William Martin Beauchamp, page 19

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