Susquehanna River

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Susquehanna River (/ˌsʌskwəˈhænə/; Lenape: Siskëwahane[1]) is a major river located in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. At 464 miles (747 km) long,[2] it is the longest river on the East Coast of the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean.

With its watershed, it is the 16th-largest river in the United States,[3][4] and the longest river in the early 21st-century continental United States without commercial boat traffic.

The river spans in three states: Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lenape Talking Dictionary". Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived March 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, accessed August 8, 2011
  3. Susquehanna River Trail Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, accessed March 25, 2010.
  4. Susquehanna River Archived April 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Green Works Radio, accessed March 25, 2010.