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Chittenango Creek
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Chittenango Creek, looking downstream at Chittenango Falls State Park
Chittenango Creek is located in New York
Chittenango Creek
Chittenango Creek is located in the United States
Chittenango Creek
Location of the mouth of Chittenango Creek in New York State
Country United States
State New York
Region Central New York
Physical characteristics
Main source Nelson Swamp
Town of Fenner, Madison County
42°57′31″N 75°45′13″W / 42.95861°N 75.75361°W / 42.95861; -75.75361
River mouth Oneida Lake
43°11′01″N 75°59′36″W / 43.18361°N 75.99333°W / 43.18361; -75.99333

Chittenango Creek is a small river in central New York, United States. The creek partially forms the boundary between Onondaga County and Madison County.

The Chittenango Creek watershed comprises about 290 square miles (750 km2) of drainage in Onondaga and Madison counties. The median annual flow is estimated at about 300 cubic feet per second (8.5 m3/s).


Chittenango Creek originates in Nelson Swamp in the town of Fenner in Madison County. It receives the outflow for Cazenovia Lake near the village of Cazenovia. From there it flows northward, passing over a 167-foot (51 m) waterfall in Chittenango Falls State Park before flowing through the village of Chittenango. The creek flows out into Oneida Lake near the community of Bridgeport.


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