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Passaic River
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Passaic River in Bergen and Passaic Counties
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The Passaic and Hackensack watersheds
Country United States
State New Jersey
Counties Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Union, Somerset
District Northern New Jersey, Gateway, Skylands
Cities Newark, Paterson,

Clifton, Garfield,

Passaic
Physical characteristics
Main source Unnamed Pond
Mendham
540 ft (160 m)
River mouth Newark Bay
Newark
0 ft (0 m)
Length 80 mi (130 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Little Falls
  • Minimum rate:
    36 cu ft/s (1.0 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    2,100 cu ft/s (59 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    8,330 cu ft/s (236 m3/s)
Discharge
(location 2)
  • Average rate:
    320 cu ft/s (9.1 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 935 sq mi (2,420 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Rockaway River, Pompton River, Saddle River
  • Right:
    Dead River

The Passaic River (/pəˈs.k/ pə-SAY-ik) is a river, about 80 mi (129 km) long, in northern New Jersey in the United States.

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