Types of Water
St. Lawrence County Watershed
(The following overview of our watershed was provided by the NYS DEC. For more detailed information, published NYSDEC reports are also available.)
The Saint Lawrence Watershed lies at the border of New York State and Canada. The Saint Lawrence River serves as the gateway between the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes. At its most downstream point in the Unites States the Saint Lawrence drains an area of nearly 300,000 square miles. Within New York State the watershed drains the northern and western Adirondack Mountains and the lake plain region of the Saint Lawrence Valley.
Location: Northern New York State
- All of Saint Lawrence County,
- Most of Franklin County,
- Much of northern Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and Hamilton counties, and
- Small parts of western Essex and Clinton Counties.
Size: 5,600 square miles of land area in New York State.
Rivers and Streams: 11,371 miles of freshwater rivers and streams. Major tributary watersheds to the 185 miles of Saint Lawrence River shoreline include:
- Oswegatchie River (3,590 river/stream miles)
- Raquette River (2,016 miles)
- Saint Regis River (1,734 miles)
- Grass River (1,607 miles)
- Indian River (1,222 miles, included within the Oswegatchie watershed)
Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs: 376 significant freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs (85,723 acres), including:
- Black Lake (7,754 lake/reservoir acres)
- Cranberry Lake (6,795 acres)
- Raquette Lake (5,194 acres)
- Tupper Lake (4,858 acres)
- Long Lake (4,094 acres)
Great Lakes Shoreline: 185 miles of Great Lakes (Saint Lawrence River) shoreline.
New Freshwater Fishing Book by Local Angler & Guide Available
Mike Seymour, a lifelong angler and licensed guide who has led charters to the best fishing in upstate New York for over 25 years has written a book - The Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing.By FISHCAP Editor on Jul 26, 2012
NY Bass Chapter Federation to fish the St. Lawrence River
The NY BASS Chapter Federation (NYBCF) will fish the St. Lawrence River on July 22 with anglers competing for their portion of the $20,000 prize money. The first place boater wins a guaranteed $2,500 and the first place non-boater earns $1,500 in their respective division.By FISHCAP Editor on Jul 16, 2012
Hermon 2nd Annual Father's Day Bass Tournament
Hermon 2nd Annual Father's Day Bass TournamentBy FISHCAP Editor on Jun 07, 2012
What the Heck is Bullhead?
The Bullhead Affair by Pat McKeownBy FISHCAP Editor on Apr 18, 2012
Ice Clearing Activities
The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation has issued the following notice: Ice Clearing ActivitiesBy FISHCAP Editor on Mar 06, 2012