East Canada Creek
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East Canada Creek upstream of Emmonsburg Road
East Canada Creek is located in New York Adirondack Park
East Canada Creek
Location of the mouth of East Canada Creek
East Canada Creek is located in the United States
East Canada Creek
East Canada Creek (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Regions
Counties
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNortheast of Powley Place, Hamilton County, New York
 ⁃ coordinates43°20′18″N 74°37′36″W / 43.33833°N 74.62667°W / 43.33833; -74.62667
MouthMohawk River
 ⁃ location
East Creek, Montgomery County, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°59′58″N 74°44′37″W / 42.99944°N 74.74361°W / 42.99944; -74.74361Coordinates: 42°59′58″N 74°44′37″W / 42.99944°N 74.74361°W / 42.99944; -74.74361
 ⁃ elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Length34.6 mi (55.7 km)
Basin size289 sq mi (750 km2)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftSprite Creek

East Canada Creek is a 34.6-mile-long (55.7 km)[1] river in upstate New York, United States.[2] It is a tributary of the Mohawk River and flows southward from New York's Adirondack Park. The name "Canada" may be derived from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word Kanata, meaning "village"; the name may also refer to the creek's importance as a trail to Canada in colonial times.[3]

Course

The creek is formed northeast of Powley Place in the Town of Arietta in Hamilton County, where it is created by the confluence of smaller streams. It goes on to form part of the boundary between Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery counties. It also flows through the Village of Dolgeville, after passing Dolgeville it enters into Kyser Lake.

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  2. ^ "East Canada Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Beauchamp, William Martin (1907). Aboriginal Place Names of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin, Volume 108). New York State Education Department. pp. 91–94. Retrieved August 17, 2016.