Delaware River

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Delaware River
Middle Delaware River above Walpack Bend crop.jpg
The river leukin north abuin Walpack Bend, whaur it leaves the historic Minisink region, a buried valley erodit frae Marcellus Shale bedrock
Kintra United States
States New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvanie, Delaware, Maryland
Tributaries
 - left Neversink River, Musconetcong River
 - right Lehigh River, Schuylkill River, Christina River
Ceeties Port Jervis, NY, Easton, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Chester, PA, Wilmington, DE
Soorce Wast Branch
 - location Moont Jefferson, Toun o Jefferson, Schoharie Coonty, New York, Unitit States
 - elevation 2,240 ft (683 m)
 - coordinates 42°27′12″N 74°36′26″W / 42.45333°N 74.60722°W / 42.45333; -74.60722
Secondary source East Branch
 - location Grand Gorge, Toun o Roxbury, Delaware Coonty, New York, Unitit States
 - elevation 1,560 ft (475 m)
 - coordinates 42°21′26″N 74°30′42″W / 42.35722°N 74.51167°W / 42.35722; -74.51167
Soorce confluence
 - elevation 880 ft (268 m)
 - coordinates 41°56′20″N 75°16′46″W / 41.93889°N 75.27944°W / 41.93889; -75.27944
Mooth Delaware Bay
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 39°25′13″N 75°31′11″W / 39.42028°N 75.51972°W / 39.42028; -75.51972Coordinates: 39°25′13″N 75°31′11″W / 39.42028°N 75.51972°W / 39.42028; -75.51972
Lenth 301 mi (484 km)
Basin 14,119 sq mi (36,568 km2)
Dischairge for Trenton
 - average 13,100 cu ft/s (371 m3/s)
 - max 329,000 cu ft/s (9,316 m3/s)
 - min 4,310 cu ft/s (122 m3/s)
Discharge elsewhere (average)
 - Port Jervis 7,900 cu ft/s (224 m3/s)
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Cairt o the Delaware River wattershed, shawin major tributaries an ceeties

The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast o the Unitit States. Its wattershed drains an aurie o 14,119 square miles (36,570 km2) in five U.S. statesNew York, New Jersey, Pennsylvanie, Maryland an Delaware. Risin in twa branches in New York state's Catskill Moontains, the river flowes 419 miles (674 km) intae Delaware Bay whaur its watters enter the Atlantic Ocean near Cape May in New Jersey an Cape Henlopen in Delaware. Nae includin Delaware Bay, the river's lenth includin its twa branches is 388 miles (624 km).[1][2]

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  1. The main stem frae Hancock, New York tae the heid o Delaware Bay is 301 miles (484 km).
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011