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Parishville in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Branch St. Regis River

Part of Adirondack Drainage

 
 
West Branch St. Regis River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 17, 2015
1. West Branch St. Regis River Marker
Inscription. The St. Regis River is fed by abundant water cascading from the northern Adirondack mountain slopes and dropping rapidly toward the St. Lawrence River. The clean, cold water, rushing over the rocky streambeds and bedrock outcrops, creates scenic beauty and sustains a healthy fishery.

West Branch St. Regis Native Fish.
Common name - Genus and Species
Brown Bullhead - Ictalurus nebulosus
Brown Trout - Salmo trutta
Brook Trout - Salvelinus fontinalis
Common Shiner - Lixulis cornutus
Creek Chub - Semotilus atromaculatis
Cutlip Minnow - Exoglossum maxillingua
Eastern Blacknose Dace - Rhinichthys atratulus
Fallfish - Semotilus corporalis
Fantail Darter - Etheostoma flabellare
Golden Shiner - Notemigonus crysoleucas
Longnose Dace - Rhinichthys cataractae
Northern Redbelly Dace - Phoxinus eos
Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus
Rock Bass - Ambloplites rupestris
Smallmouth Bass - Micropterus dolomieui
Walleye - Sander itreus
White Sucker - Catostomus commersoni
Yellow Perch - Perca flavescens

Most commonly caught: Creek Chub, Longnose Dace, Rock Bass, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout.

St. Regis Pond - The Source of the West Branch is protected as part of the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.

Sylvan Falls (Private) - One of many falls and cascades on the
Towards West Branch St. Regis River image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 17, 2015
2. Towards West Branch St. Regis River
Marker is the left of the trio.
river, located about 7 miles upstream and 215 feet higher in elevation above Parishville.

Allen Falls

The West Branch enters the Middle Branch to form the Greater St. Regis River at elevation 300 feet above sea level.
The river meanders 23.5 miles down to its confluence with the St. Lawrence River in Canada, 3 miles north of Hogansburg, at elevation 155 feet above sea level.

By the Numbers.
Total drainage agrea - 173,415 Acres (271 Square Miles)
West Branch Length - 70.5 miles
Total elevation drop - 1,285 feet
Mean Water Flow - 340 Cubic Feet per Second
Data from USCG Gaging Station 04268800.

Profile from Source to Confluence.
St. Regis Pond, 1,620'
Augerhole Falls, 1,520'
High Falls, 1,460'
Sylvan Falls, 1,100'
Jones Road, 970'
Parishville Flow, 885'
Allen Falls Reservoir, 742'
Allen Falls, 640'
West Stockholm, 390'
Winthrop, 300'

Geology
Approximately 1.2 billion years ago North American and African crustal plates collided, uplifting great domes of rock, and creating the ancient Adirondack Mountains. Millions of years of subsequent uplifts, erosion, and sedimentation followed. Glaciers that covered the metamorphic rock for thousands of years receded about 12,000 years ago, scuplting the mountains and streams that form the rivers of today.
 
Location.
Towards Main Street - NY 72 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 17, 2015
3. Towards Main Street - NY 72
Back of marker.
44° 37.696′ N, 74° 48.835′ W. Marker is in Parishville, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 72) and Catherine Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1762 Main Street, Parishville NY 13672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parishville (here, next to this marker); Site Of First Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parish Tavern (about 600 feet away); First Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Log Cabin of Luke Brown (approx. 4.3 miles away); This was the First Road in the Town of Parishville (approx. 6.9 miles away); British Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cox's Mill (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parishville.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
West Branch St. Regis River - NY 72 Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 17, 2015
4. West Branch St. Regis River - NY 72 Bridge
This is a view from the covered pier seen in picture #2. There is a dam just beyond the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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