The West Canada Creek is a 76-mile-long (122 km) river in upstate New York, USA. West Canada Creek drains the south part of the Adirondack Mountains and empties into the Mohawk River near the Village of Herkimer. The name "Canada" is derived from a native word for "village" (Kanata).
West Canada Creek is an important water way in Oneida County and Herkimer County.
A dam north of Prospect in Oneida County helps form the artificial lake called the Hinckley Reservoir. It was named after a community in Oneida County at its western end. The dam took 4 years and 500 workers to get built. It cost $985,000 to build, and was finished in 1911.
The West Canada as a creek is deceiving in name - as it appears more powerful and massive as a River would. The series of waterfalls in the Prospect gorge, principally Trenton Falls, was a major tourist attraction in the past. Today, the West Canada faces challenges as public utilities utilize the waterway for power generation - and it's believed by many the often unpredictable, pulsing of the river not only poses a danger at times due to fast rising waters, but also may prevent the river's trophy trout from reproducing here based on DEC reports. Presently there are nearly 70 tributaries where reproduction could be occurring. It's believed there's a way in which to balance the use of the river for everyone - by governmental, private business, fisherman, tubers, and tourists alike. creates This water has the potential to provide incredible economic impact, in a positive way, to the towns and people lining its' riverbanks. For fishing and fly fishing advocates, West Canada Creek provides some of the finest blue ribbon fishing waters in the NE. Trophy section exists from Trenton Falls to the Oneida County/Herkimer County borders also known as Comstock Bridge. www.TroutPower.com to learn more about the West Canada Creek and the people and movement working to reinvigorate this river as the true resource that it is.
Read more about West Canada Creek: History, The West Canada Lakes, South Branch of The West Canada Creek, Nobleboro, Wilmurt Falls and The Ohio Gorge, Hinckley Reservoir, Prospect Gorge, Herkimer, See Also
... North of Route 5, Route 28 begins to parallel the West Canada Creek ... Route 28 continues towards the north paralleling the West Canada Creek ... Route 28 crosses the West Canada Creek and leaves Oneida County for about 3 miles (5 km), then re-crosses the creek and enters Oneida County again ...
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