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Friday, May 02, 2008

Where Does NY's Water Flow?: Quiz Question Answered

Last week's Earth Week quiz asked for three destinations for the flowing waters of New York State. By way of example we mentioned one easy one, the Hudson River, which flows into the Atlantic via the Hudson Bays (then flows back a good ways, mixed with ocean water).

Other major repositories are the St. Lawrence River, leading into the north Atlantic (for Lake Erie, Cayuga Lake, etc.); the Chesapeake Bay, where Cayuga's sister lake, Otsego, eventually empties, via the Susquehanna River; and the Gulf of Mexico. Chautauqua Lake empties there, via the rivers Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi, taking a long southern route, despite its proximity to big, north-flowing Lake Erie.

We had no wrong answers from our erudite readership. So our two randomly-selected winners of $10 gift certificates to Small World Music are James H., a volunteer worker at Six Mile Creek, and Don L. of Hammondsport.

Thanks to all entrants -

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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