Seneca River (New York)

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Seneca River
Seneca River in Jordan NY.jpg
Seneca River above Bonta Bridge in Jordan, New York
Country United States
State New York
Region Finger Lakes
Part of Oswego RiverLake OntarioSaint Lawrence River
Source Seneca Lake
 - location Geneva, New York
 - elevation 821 ft (250 m)
 - coordinates 42°52′5″N 76°56′26″W / 42.86806°N 76.94056°W / 42.86806; -76.94056
 - location confluence with the Oneida River as the head of the Oswego River
 - elevation 358 ft (109 m)
 - coordinates 43°12′5″N 76°16′50″W / 43.20139°N 76.28056°W / 43.20139; -76.28056Coordinates: 43°12′5″N 76°16′50″W / 43.20139°N 76.28056°W / 43.20139; -76.28056
Discharge for Baldwinsville, NY
 - average 3,508 cu ft/s (99 m3/s) [1]
 - max 22,100 cu ft/s (626 m3/s)
 - min 34 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)
Seneca River (highlighted)

The Seneca River in central New York flows 61.6 miles (99.1 km)[2] from west to east, from Seneca Lake, through the Montezuma Marsh at the north end of Cayuga Lake to the Seneca's confluence with the Oneida River, forming the Oswego River at the Three Rivers area north of Syracuse. Much of the river has been channelized to form part of the Erie Canal.


  1. ^ "USGS Gage #04237500 on the Seneca River at Baldwinsville, NY" (PDF). National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1950–2012. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved Feb 14, 2011. 

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Media related to Seneca River (New York) at Wikimedia Commons

"Seneca River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

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