The Chemung Basin Watershed

Watersheds are the areas of land water flows across before entering a stream, lake, or river. All land is located in a watershed. The Chemung Basin includes over two thousand acres. The water on this area of land drains into the Cohocton, Canisteo, Cowanesque and Tioga Rivers that all flow into the Chemung River.

The Chemung River flows into the Susquehanna River. Eventually, the Susquehanna carries water into theChesapeake Bay, accounting for half of the total water flowing into the Bay.

Chemung Basin Watershed Map

Visit the Upper Susquehanna Coalition website. The Upper Susquehanna Coalition, established in 1992, is a network of county natural resource professionals who develop strategies, partnerships, programs and projects to protect the headwaters of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. The USC is comprised of representatives from 16 counties in New York and three in Pennsylvania.

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