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Catskill Creek
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Country United States
State New York
Region Catskills, Hudson Valley
County Greene
Towns Catskill, New York,
Physical characteristics
Main source Franklinton Vlaie Pond
Broome, New York
River mouth Hudson River at Catskill, New York
Catskill, New York
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Basin features
River system Hudson River
Basin size 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)

Catskill Creek is a 46.0-mile-long (74.0 km) tributary of the Hudson River that drains the northeastern Catskill Mountains of the U.S. State of New York. From its source at Franklinton Vlaie in Schoharie County it flows southeast through parts of Albany County and Greene County to its mouth at the village of Catskill on the Hudson River.

Like Fishkill Creek, Catskill Creek is tautological, literally repeating "creek" twice, as kill is Dutch for "creek".

Tributaries

  • Lake Creek
  • Fox Creek
  • Potter Hollow Creek
  • Tenmile Creek
  • Thorpe Creek
    • Cornwallville Creek
    • Fall Creek
  • Bowery Creek
  • Basic Creek—May be a corruption of a Mahican word meaning "valley".
  • Platte Kill
  • Shingle Kill
  • Jan De Bakkers Kill
  • Bell Brook
  • Potic Creek—likely from a Mahican name referring to a waterfall or set of rapids.
    • Cob Creek
    • Grapeville Creek
      • West Medway Creek
  • Lake Brook
  • Kaaterskill Creek
    • Beaver Kill
    • Kiskatom Brook—from a Mahican name referring to the shagbark hickory tree.
  • Hans Vosen Kill
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