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Encyclopedia > Delaware River
Delaware River
Delaware River above the Delaware Water Gap
Country USA
States New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Major cities Port Jervis, NY, Trenton, NJ, Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE
Length 360 mi (579 km)
Watershed 14,119 sq mi (36,568 km²)
Discharge at Trenton
 - average 13,100 cu ft/s (371 /s)
 - maximum 64,800 cu ft/s (1,835 /s)
 - minimum 4,310 cu ft/s (122 /s)
Discharge elsewhere
 - Port Jervis 7,900 cu ft/s (224 /s)
Primary source West Branch
 - location Mount Jefferson, Town of Jefferson, Schoharie County, New York, USA
 - coordinates 42°27′12″N 74°36′26″W / 42.45333, -74.60722
 - elevation 2,240 ft (683 m)
Other source East Branch
 - location Grand Gorge, Town of Roxbury, Delaware County, New York, USA
 - coordinates 42°21′26″N 74°30′42″W / 42.35722, -74.51167
 - elevation 1,560 ft (475 m)
Source confluence
 - coordinates 41°56′20″N 75°16′46″W / 41.93889, -75.27944
 - elevation 880 ft (268 m)
Mouth Delaware Bay
 - coordinates 39°25′13″N 75°31′11″W / 39.42028, -75.51972
 - elevation ft (0 m)
Major tributaries
 - left Neversink River, Musconetcong River
 - right Lehigh River, Schuylkill River
Delaware River watershed

The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. The Delaware was explored by Adriaen Block as part of the New Netherlands Colony, and was named the South River to mark the southernmost reach of that colony. The Delaware River in Kansas is located in the North-Eastern part of the state. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1275x899, 258 KB) Delaware River near Worthington State Park Taken by User:Mwanner, June 23, 2004; uploaded on 1 July 2005. ... The Delaware Water Gap is on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River traverses a large ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The NY-NJ-PA Tri-State marker located in Port Jervis. ... 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A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The East Branch Delaware River, approximately 75 mi (120 km) long in the U.S. state of New York, is one of two branches, along with the West Branch, that join form the Delaware River. ... Roxbury is a town located in Delaware County, New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the state. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up confluence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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The Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 44 mi (71 km) long, in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a 103 mile (166 km) long river located in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... Blocks map of his 1614 voyage, with the first appearance of the term New Netherland Adriaen Block (1567–1627) was a Dutch private fur trader and navigator who explored the coastal and river valley areas between present-day New Jersey and Massachusetts during four voyages from 1611 to 1614... New Netherland (Dutch Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica) was the territory claimed by the Netherlands on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century. ...


The river meets tide-water at Trenton, New Jersey. Its total length, from the head of the longest branch to the capes, is 410 miles (660 km), and above the head of the bay its length is 360 miles (579 km). The mean freshwater discharge of the Delaware River into the estuary is 11,550 cubic feet (330 m³) per second. Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ...


The Delaware River constitutes in part the boundary between Pennsylvania and New York, the entire boundary between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and most of the boundary between Delaware and New Jersey. A historical oddity, the Delaware-New Jersey Border is actually at the eastern-most river shoreline within the Twelve-Mile Circle of New Castle, rather than the usual mid river or mid channel borders, causing small portions of the New Jersey peninsula falling west of the shoreline to fall under the jurisdiction of Delaware. The rest of the borders follow a mid-channel approach. This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Twelve-Mile Circle The Twelve-Mile Circle is an arc that makes up most of the north-south boundary between the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware in the United States. ...


Commerce was once important on the upper river, primarily prior to railway competition (1857).

The mean tides below Philadelphia are about 6 feet (2 m). The magnitude of the commerce of Philadelphia has made the improvements of the river below that port of great importance. Small improvements were attempted by Pennsylvania as early as 1771. The Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal runs from the Lehigh River at Easton, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R Canal) was a canal in central New Jersey that served to connect the Delaware River to the Raritan River. ... Map of Milford in Hunterdon County Milford is a Borough located in western Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. ... Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 1827 map The Morris Canal was an anthracite-carrying canal that incorporated a series of water-driven inclined planes in its course across northern New Jersey in the United States. ... 1886 map The Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H) (AAR reporting mark DH) is a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, giving it access to New York City and other parts of the northeastern United States. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... C&D Canal from Chesapeake City, Maryland. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


In the "project of 1885" the United States government undertook systematically the formation of a 26 ft (8 m) channel 600 ft (180 m) wide from Philadelphia to deep water in Delaware Bay. The River and Harbor Act of 1899 provided for a 30 foot (9 m) channel 600 feet (180 m) wide from Philadelphia to the deep water of the bay. Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ...

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Course

The main, west or Mohawk branch rises in Schoharie County, New York, about 1886 feet (575 m) above the sea, near Mount Jefferson, and flows tortuously through the plateau in a deep trough, impounded at one point to create the Cannonsville Reservoir, and then becoming the state boundary at the 42nd parallel, until it emerges from the Catskills. Similarly, the East Branch begins from a small pond south of Grand Gorge in the town of Roxbury in Delaware County, flowing southward toward its impoundment by New York City to create the Pepacton Reservoir, the largest reservoir in the New York City water supply system. The confluence is just south of Hancock. The West Branch Delaware River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long in the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania, is one of the two branches, along with the East Branch, that join to form the Delaware River. ... Schoharie County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... For other mountains named Mount Jefferson, see Mount Jefferson. ... The Cannonsville Reservoir is a reservoir in Delaware County, New York, that was formed by impounding over half of the West Branch of the Delaware River. ... The 42nd parallel forms the northern border of the U.S. states of California and Nevada and part of Utah, and the southern border of Oregon and Idaho. ... The Catskill Mountains (also known as simply the Catskills), a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany are a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently eroded into sharp relief. ... The East Branch Delaware River, approximately 75 mi (120 km) long in the U.S. state of New York, is one of two branches, along with the West Branch, that join form the Delaware River. ... In New York State a town is a political subdivision of a county, similar to what are called townships in some other states. ... Roxbury is a town located in Delaware County, New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Pepacton Reservoir, also known as the Downsville Reservoir or the Downsville Dam, is a reservoir in Delaware County, New York that was formed by impounding over half of the East Branch of the Delaware River. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... Hancock is a village located in Delaware County, New York. ...

The lower Delaware as viewed from New Castle in 2006
The lower Delaware as viewed from New Castle in 2006

After leaving the mountains and plateau, the river flows down broad Appalachian valleys, skirts the Kittatinny range, which it crosses at the Delaware Water Gap, between nearly vertical walls of limestone, and passes through a quiet and charming country of farm and forest, diversified with plateaus and escarpments, until it crosses the Appalachian plain and enters the hills again at Easton, Pennsylvania. From this point it is flanked at intervals by fine hills, and in places by cliffs, of which the finest are the Nockamixon Rocks, 3 miles (5 km) long and above 200 feet (60 m) high. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 597 pixel Image in higher resolution (2828 × 2112 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 597 pixel Image in higher resolution (2828 × 2112 pixel, file size: 3. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... The Kittatinny Mountains are a long ridge across northwestern New Jersey. ... The Delaware Water Gap is on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River traverses a large ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country United States State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Area  - Total 4. ...


At Trenton there is a fall of 8 feet (2.4 m). Below Trenton the river flows between Philadelphia and New Jersey before becoming a broad, sluggish inlet of the sea, with many marshes along its side, widening steadily into its great estuary, Delaware Bay. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Tributaries

Its main tributaries in New York are the Mongaup and Neversink rivers and Callicoon Creek; from Pennsylvania, the Lackawaxen, Lehigh, and Schuylkill rivers; and from New Jersey, Rancocas Creek and the Musconetcong and Maurice rivers. Oldmans and Raccoon creeks are tributaries in New Jersey. Look up tributary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Neversink River (also called Neversink Creek in its upper course) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 65 mi (105 km) long, in southeastern New York in the United States. ... The Lackawaxen River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ... The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a 103 mile (166 km) long river located in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Rancocas Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in southwestern New Jersey in United States. ... The Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 44 mi (71 km) long, in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Maurice River is a river, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... Oldmans Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Raccoon Creek (also called the Raccoon River) is a tributary of the Delaware River in southern New Jersey. ...

A 1655 Swedish nautical chart showing part of the Delaware River. The map is from when Delaware River was under the Swedish colony New Sweden.
A 1655 Swedish nautical chart showing part of the Delaware River. The map is from when Delaware River was under the Swedish colony New Sweden.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3329x1408, 847 KB) Summary Scan of a 1655 chart of the Delaware River, USA. the Swenska River now Delaware River in India Occidentalis Drawn by Peter Lindstrom, Royal Swedish Engineer, 1654 & 1655 From the Image Archives of the Historical Map & Chart... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3329x1408, 847 KB) Summary Scan of a 1655 chart of the Delaware River, USA. the Swenska River now Delaware River in India Occidentalis Drawn by Peter Lindstrom, Royal Swedish Engineer, 1654 & 1655 From the Image Archives of the Historical Map & Chart... New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... The Appoquinimink River is a river, approximately 10 mi (16 km) long, in northern United States. ... Alloway Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Salem County, southwestern New Jersey in the U.S. Its headwaters are five separate streams (Abbot Meadow, Cool Run, Carlisle Run, Deep Run, and Cedar Brook) in the Daretown/Aldine communities of Upper Pittsgrove and Pilesgrove Townships. ... Assiscunk Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Assunpink Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in western New Jersey in the United States. ... Bushkill Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Chester Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... The Christina River (formerly the Christiana River) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. ... The Cooper River is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Crosswicks Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Burlington County, in western New Jersey in the United States. ... Equinunk Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Wayne County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Flat Brook is a tributary of the Delaware River in Sussex County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Frankford Creek is a minor tributary of the Delaware River. ... The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a 103 mile (166 km) long river located in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Lockatong Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The Maurice River is a river, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 44 mi (71 km) long, in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Neshaminy Creek is a creek that runs southwest through the southern half of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Oldmans Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Paulins Kill is a tributary of the Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... The Pequest River is a tributary of the Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Pohatcong Creek (also called the Pohatcong River) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... Poquessing Creek is a small creek that forms part of the boundary between Bucks County, and the northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Raccoon Creek (also called the Raccoon River) is a tributary of the Delaware River in southern New Jersey. ... Rancocas Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in southwestern New Jersey in United States. ... Ridley Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in southeast Pennsylvania in the United States. ... The Salem River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Shohola Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in the Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ... A typical view of the creek from Bedminster Township. ... Wickecheoke Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the United States. ...

Flooding

The Delaware has experienced a number of serious flooding events as the result of snow melt and/or rain run-off from heavy rainstorms. Record flooding occurred in August 1955, in the aftermath of the passing of the remnants of two separate hurricanes over the area within less than a week: first Hurricane Connie and then Hurricane Diane, which was, and still is, the wettest tropical cyclone to have hit the northeastern United States. The river gauge at Riegelsville, PA recorded an all time record crest of 38.85 feet on 19 August 1955. Hurricane Connie was the first in a series of hurricanes to strike North Carolina during the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Diane was one of three hurricanes to hit to North Carolina during 1955. ...


More recently, moderate to severe flooding has occurred along the river. The same gauge at Riegelsville recorded a peak of 30.95 feet on 23 September 2004, 34.07 feet on 4 April 2005, and 33.62 feet on 28 June 2006, all considerably higher than the flood stage of 22 feet (7 m). Source: USGS See Also: (State of New Jersey: RECENT FLOODING EVENTS IN THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN)


Since the upper Delaware basin has few population centers along its banks, flooding in this area mainly affects natural unpopulated flood plains. Residents in the middle part of the Delaware basin experience flooding, including three major floods in the past three years that have severely damaged their homes and land. The lower part of the Delaware basin from Philadelphia southward to the Delaware Bay is tidal and much wider than portions further north, and is not prone to river related flooding (although tidal surges can cause minor flooding in this area).


The Delaware River Basin Commission, along with local governments, is working to try to address the issue of flooding along the river. As the past few years have seen a rise in catastrophic floods, most residents of the river basin feel that something must be done. However, due to insufficient federal funds, progress is slow. [1]


New York City Water Supply

After New York City had made 15 reservoirs (with more to come) for their water supply, and with a growing population, the city tried to gain permission to make five reservoirs along the Delaware River's tributaries. However, they were denied the permission to impound the Delaware's tributaries to make new reservoirs. So in 1928, New York City decided to draw water from the Delaware River to feed the population boom that had started during the beginning of the Great Depression. There were, however, villages and towns across the river in Pennsylvania that were already using the Delaware for their water supply. The two sides eventually took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and in 1931, New York City was finally allowed to draw 440 million gallons of water a day from the Delaware and its upstream tributaries. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


Crossings

George Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton
George Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton

The Delaware River is a major barrier to travel between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most of the larger bridges are tolled only westbound, and are owned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, Delaware River Port Authority, Burlington County Bridge Commission or Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Download high resolution version (950x558, 918 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: American Revolutionary War Emanuel Leutze George Washington Delaware River Washington Crossing the Delaware Categories: U.S. history images ... Download high resolution version (950x558, 918 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: American Revolutionary War Emanuel Leutze George Washington Delaware River Washington Crossing the Delaware Categories: U.S. history images ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Belligerents Continental Army a Hessian Brigade Commanders George Washington Johann Rall† Strength 2,400 18 guns [1] 1,400 6 guns [2] Casualties and losses 2 dead, On the march 4 wounded 23 dead, 92 wounded, 913 captured The Battle of Trenton was a battle which took place on December... George Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ... The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Burlington County Bridge Commission was a private agency created in 1948 by the Burlington County Freeholders to purchase and manage several bridges in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) was created in 1934 to build and operate toll bridges across the Delaware River, which is the boundary between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, from Trenton, New Jersey north to the New York border. ...


Washington's crossing of the Delaware

Perhaps the most famous “Delaware Crossing” involved the improvised boat crossing undertaken by George Washington’s army during the American Revolution on Christmas Day, 1776. This led to a successful surprise attack on the Hessian troops occupying Trenton, New Jersey. Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutze, 1851, Metropolitan Museum Washingtons crossing of the Delaware, occurring on December 25, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ...


Major oil spills

A number of oil spills have taken place in the Delaware over the years.[1][2][3] A beach after an oil spill An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. ...

  • 01-31-1975 — 11,000,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the Corinthos tanker
  • 09-28-1985 — 435,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the Grand Eagle tanker after running aground on Marcus Hook Bar
  • 06-24-1989 — 306,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the Presidente Rivera tanker after running aground on Claymont Shoal
  • 11-26-2004 — 265,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the Athos 1 tanker; the tanker's hull had been punctured by a submerged, discarded anchor

See also

The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania
The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... New Hope, formerly Coryells Ferry, is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,252 at the 2000 census. ... The Burlington County Bridge Commission was a private agency created in 1948 by the Burlington County Freeholders to purchase and manage several bridges in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) was created in 1934 to build and operate toll bridges across the Delaware River, which is the boundary between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, from Trenton, New Jersey north to the New York border. ... The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Delaware: Appoquinimink River Beaverdam Creek Blackbird Creek Brandywine Creek Broadkill River Choptank River Christina River Delaware River Indian River Leipsic River Little River Marshyhope River Mispillion River Murderkill River Nanticoke River Pepper Creek Pocomoke River Red Clay Creek... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... This is a list of rivers in the state of New York in the United States. ... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania Allegheny River Clarion River Conemaugh River Delaware River Juniata River Lehigh River Monongahela River Ohio River Schuylkill River Susquehanna River West Branch Susquehanna River Youghiogheny River See also List of rivers in the United States This list... Tocks Island, located upstream from Delaware Water Gap in the Delaware River was the controversial site of a dam, proposed in the 1950s, which would have created a 37 mile (60 km) long lake between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ... The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is located near Narrowsburg, New York and Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. ... Washington Crossing can mean any of the following: Washingtons crossing of the Delaware, a significant event in the American Revolutionary War Washington Crossing State Park located in Titusville, New Jersey. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Athos 1 Oil Spill. University of Delaware Sea Grant Program (2005-03-11). Retrieved on April 29, 2006.
  2. ^ 1985 Grand Eagle Oil Spill. University of Delaware Sea Grant Program (2004-12-16). Retrieved on April 29, 2006.
  3. ^ Presidente Rivera Spill – June 24, 1989. University of Delaware Sea Grant Program (2004-12-08). Retrieved on April 29, 2006.

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Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... Look up confluence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The East Branch Delaware River, approximately 75 mi (120 km) long in the U.S. state of New York, is one of two branches, along with the West Branch, that join form the Delaware River. ... The West Branch Delaware River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long in the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania, is one of the two branches, along with the East Branch, that join to form the Delaware River. ... Hancock is a village located in Delaware County, New York. ... Part of New Croton Reservoir The New Croton Reservoir is a narrow reservoir in Westchester County, New York, lying approximately 22 miles (35. ... The Boyds Corner Reservoir is a small reservoir in Putnam County, New York. ... Middle Branch Reservoir Middle Branch Reservoir is among the 12 reservoirs in New York Citys Croton watershed. ... East Branch Reservoir East Branch Reservoir, formed by impounding the eponymous branch of the Croton River, is part of New York Citys water supply network. ... The Bog Brook Reservoir is a small reservoir in the Croton Watershed in southern New York State. ... Titicus Reservoir Titicus Reservoir is one of 12 in the New York City Water Supply Systems Croton watershed. ... The Carver Bridge, where NY 301 crosses the West Branch Reservoir. ... The Amawalk Reservoir is a small reservoir in central-northern Westchester County, New York. ... The Muscoot Reservoir is a small reservoir in northern Westchester County, New York. ... East end of Cross River Reservoir The Cross River Reservoir is a small reservoir in northern Westchester County, New York, part of New York Citys water supply system. ... The Croton Falls Reservoir is a small reservoir that is located in Putnam County, New York in the Croton Watershed. ... The Diverting Reservoir (also known as Croton Falls Diverting) is a small reservoir that is located in the township of Southeast, New York, in Putnam County. ... The Ashokan Reservoir is a reservoir in Ulster County, New York, USA. The reservoir is in the eastern end of the Catskill State Park, and is one of several reservoirs created to provide the City of New York with water. ... The Kensico Reservoir is a reservoir located in Valhalla, New York that was put into service in 1915. ... The Schoharie Reservoir is located about 36 miles (57. ... Spillway at eastern end of Rondout Reservoir. ... South end of Neversink Reservoir, from dam Neversink Reservoir is one of several in the Catskill Mountains that supply water to New York City and other communities along its water supply network. ... The Pepacton Reservoir, also known as the Downsville Reservoir or the Downsville Dam, is a reservoir in Delaware County, New York that was formed by impounding over half of the East Branch of the Delaware River. ... The Cannonsville Reservoir is a reservoir in Delaware County, New York, that was formed by impounding over half of the West Branch of the Delaware River. ... Lake Gilead is in the lower Hudson River basin. ... The Croton River (pronounced Crow-ton) is a river in southern New York that begins where the East and West Branches of the Croton River meet a little ways downstream from the Croton Falls Reservoir. ... The Cross River is a short river in southern New York State that rises near Cross River in the township of Lewisboro. ... The Esopus Creek is a small river in southeastern New York, United States. ... The Neversink River (also called Neversink Creek in its upper course) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 65 mi (105 km) long, in southeastern New York in the United States. ... Rondout Creek is a tributary of the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York, that rises on Rocky Mountain in the eastern Catskills, flows south into New York Citys Rondout Reservoir, then into the valley between the Catskills and the Shawangunk Ridge, where it goes over the spectacular High... The East Branch Delaware River, approximately 75 mi (120 km) long in the U.S. state of New York, is one of two branches, along with the West Branch, that join form the Delaware River. ... The West Branch Delaware River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long in the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania, is one of the two branches, along with the East Branch, that join to form the Delaware River. ... The Croton Aqueduct was a large and complex water distribution system constructed for New York City between 1837 and 1842. ... The Catskill Aqueduct is an aqueduct that takes water from the Ashokan Reservoir and the Schoharie Reservoir (water flows from the Schoharie Reservoir into the Ashokan Reservoir), and brings it down to New York City. ... The south outlet of the Shandaken Tunnel, just above Esopus Creek. ... The Delaware Aqueduct is an aqueduct that takes water from the headwaters of the Delaware River in New York State to the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County just north of the Bronx and forms the bulk of New York Citys drinking water supply. ... The East Delaware Tunnel is a 25-mile (40-kilometre) aqueduct in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. ... The Hillview Reservoir is a 164-acre (1. ... The Jerome Park Reservoir is located in the North Bronx, NYC, NY. The Bronx HS of Science, Lehman College, and Park Reservoir Housing Corp. ... In the 1858 the City of Brooklyn, New York, rapidly outgrowing its local water supplies, built a double reservoir on a hilltop in nearby Ridgewood, Queens. ... New York Citys water supply system has grown from a few wells on Manhattan Island to one of the Americas most extensive municipal systems. ... New York City Water Tunnel No. ... New York City Water Tunnel No. ...

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The Delaware River is the last major free flowing river on the east coast.
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The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
The Morris Canal and the Delaware and Hudson Canal connect the Delaware and Hudson rivers.
Its main tributaries in New York are Mongaup and Neversink rivers and Callicoon Creek; from Pennsylvania, Lackawaxen, Lehigh, and Schuylkill rivers; and from New Jersey, Rancocas Creek and Musconetcong and Maurice rivers.
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