Oneida Creek

Oneida Creek
Country United States
State New York
Counties Madison, Oneida
Cities Oneida, Sherrill
 - location Town of Smithfield, Madison County
 - coordinates 42°59′01″N 75°40′46″W / 42.98361°N 75.67944°W / 42.98361; -75.67944 [1]
Mouth Oneida Lake
 - location South Bay, Town of Lenox, Madison/Oneida county border
 - coordinates 43°09′52″N 75°44′17″W / 43.16444°N 75.73806°W / 43.16444; -75.73806Coordinates: 43°09′52″N 75°44′17″W / 43.16444°N 75.73806°W / 43.16444; -75.73806 [1]
Discharge for Oneida
 - average 175 cu ft/s (5 m3/s) [2]
 - max 11,400 cu ft/s (323 m3/s)
(June 28, 2013)[2]
 - min 9.5 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
(September 6, 1999)[2]
Location of the mouth of Oneida Creek in New York State

Oneida Creek is a small river in New York in the United States.[1] The creek enters the southeastern corner of Oneida Lake at a location known as South Bay, a bay of the lake. The name is derived from the Oneida tribe of the Iroquois.


Oneida Creek rises in the Town of Smithfield.[1] The cities of Oneida and Sherrill are located along the lower part of the creek. The creek forms part of the boundary between Madison and Oneida counties before entering Oneida Lake near the community of South Bay in the Town of Lenox, located just south of the mouth of the creek. Verona Beach State Park is located north of the mouth.

The flow near the City of Oneida averages about 175 cu ft/s (5.0 m3/s).[2]


The region of the river is known for the historic Oneida Community of the 19th century. In the past the Erie Canal was closely associated with the creek prior to the canal being moved farther north.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Oneida Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "04243500 Oneida Creek at Oneida, NY, Water Data Report 2013" (PDF). National Water Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1949–2013. Retrieved August 15, 2016.

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