Titicus River

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Titicus River
Titicus River.JPG
The Titicus River in Ridgefield, CT
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York, Connecticut
CitiesRidgefield, North Salem
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationRidgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
MouthMuscoot Reservoir
 ⁃ location
North Salem, Westchester County, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
41°19′38″N 73°39′34″W / 41.3273°N 73.6594°W / 41.3273; -73.6594Coordinates: 41°19′38″N 73°39′34″W / 41.3273°N 73.6594°W / 41.3273; -73.6594
Basin size23.8 sq mi (62 km2)[1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average43 cu ft/s (1.2 m3/s)[2]
 ⁃ minimum1.3 cu ft/s (0.037 m3/s)[1]
 ⁃ maximum2,190 cu ft/s (62 m3/s)[1]

The Titicus River is an 8.5-mile-long (13.7 km) river in southwestern Connecticut and southeastern New York that drains into the Titicus Reservoir, part of New York City's water supply system. Part of both the Croton River watershed and the system's Croton Watershed, has a 23.8 square miles (62 km2) drainage area.[1] It is one of the few rivers with headwaters in Connecticut that is part of the system. The source of the river is in Ridgefield, Connecticut. About one mile down stream, the stream marks the southern boundary of the Kiahs Brook Reserve. Another 0.5 miles downriver, it joins with Kiahs Brook, and then runs fairly close to Route 116.[3] Once past the New York border, the Titicus River still runs close to New York 116 until emptying into the Titicus Reservoir. After the Titicus Reservoir, it runs another 0.5 miles, under I-684, and drains into the Muscoot Reservoir.

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  1. ^ a b c d "USGS 01374821 Titicus River at Purdys Station NY". USA.gov. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  2. ^ "USGS 01374821 Titicus River at Purdys Station NY". National Water Information System. USGS. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Titicus River". Google Maps. Retrieved 6 June 2017.