kids encyclopedia robot

Oneida River facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Oneida River
Frozen Oneida River as viewed from my backyard in Clay, NY.jpg
A view of the frozen Oneida River in winter.
Country United States
State New York
Region Central New York
Counties Onondaga, Oswego
Physical characteristics
Main source Oneida Lake
Brewerton
River mouth Oswego River
Clay, New York
Length 18 mi (29 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Euclid, New York
  • Average rate:
    2,997 cu ft/s (84.9 m3/s)

The Oneida River is a river that forms a portion of the boundary between Oswego and Onondaga counties in central New York. The river flows 18 miles (29 km) from Oneida Lake's outlet to its confluence with the Seneca River, where the two rivers combine to form the Oswego River that empties into Lake Ontario.

The river was known to the Onondaga people as Sah-eh, and was referred to during the colonial era as the Onondaga River.

The river is utilized for boating and shipping as part of the New York State Barge Canal.

kids search engine
Oneida River Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.