The Lackawaxen River several miles above confluence with the Delaware River
Map of Lackawaxen and Lackawanna watersheds
|Source||West Branch Lackawaxen River|
|⁃ location||Confluence above Belmont Lake, in Orson and Poyntelle|
|⁃ elevation||1,840 ft (560 m)|
|2nd source||Johnson Creek|
|⁃ location||Mt. Pleasant Twp.|
|⁃ elevation||1,480 ft (450 m)|
|Source confluence||E of PA 170|
|⁃ elevation||1,250 ft (380 m)|
|580 ft (180 m)|
|Length||31 mi (50 km)|
|Basin size||598 sq mi (1,550 km2)|
|⁃ average||1,318 cu ft/s (37.3 m3/s)|
|⁃ minimum||53 cu ft/s (1.5 m3/s)|
|⁃ maximum||13,208 cu ft/s (374.0 m3/s)|
|⁃ average||394 cu ft/s (11.2 m3/s)|
|⁃ maximum||34,000 cu ft/s (960 m3/s)|
|⁃ right||Wallenpaupack Creek|
|Discharge figures from "Water data for Lackawaxen River at Howland, 2008" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 20, 2009. and|
The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long (50.4 km) tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. The river flows through a largely rural area in the northern Pocono Mountains, draining an area of approximately 598 square miles (1,550 km2).
Its source is in the borough of Prompton in western Wayne County, at the confluence of the West Branch and Van Auken Creek. It flows past Honesdale and Hawley, where it is joined from the southwest by Wallenpaupack Creek. Water discharged from the Lake Wallenpaupack hydroelectric facility enters the river downstream from Hawley. The river continues east and joins the Delaware at Lackawaxen. East of Honesdale, it was deepened as part of the Delaware and Hudson Canal project.
Lackawaxen is Lenape for "swift waters".
West Branch Lackawaxen River
The West Branch, approximately 21.5 miles (34.6 km) long, rises from a confluence of several small streams in the villages of Orson and Poyntelle in northern Wayne County, and flows south-southeast through Belmont Lake in Belmont Corners. After a second confluence, with Johnson Creek, it flows southeast through Prompton Lake reservoir, to a third confluence, with Van Auken Creek, to form the main stem.