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Housatonic River Watershed

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Facts about this Watershed

Map of NYS identifying the Housatonic River Watershed
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The Housatonic River Watershed is located primarily in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. However a small portion of the western headwaters of the river lie in eastern New York State. These waters drain the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains before joining the Housatonic and eventually emptying into Long Island Sound.

Location: Eastern New York State

  • Small part of eastern Dutchess County and
  • Small part of eastern Columbia County.

Size: 220 square miles of land area within New York State.

Rivers and Streams: 380 miles of freshwater rivers and streams. Major tributary watersheds to the Housatonic within New York State include:

  • Tenmile River (312 river miles)
  • Green River Watershed (46 miles)

Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs: 14 significant freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs (670 acres), including:

  • Indian Lake (196 acres)
  • Swift/Crane Ponds (135 acres)

What You Can Do

Each of us lives in a watershed. On our Watershed Stewardship page are some tips on actions that you and your friends can take to help your watershed.

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