DeRuyter Reservoir is one of the larger lakes in Madison County. The 557-acre lake has a distinctive history and hydrology. It was established early in the 19th century as part of the water feeder system for the original Erie Canal, which did not receive any significant amount of water from natural sources and depended on the man-made feeder system. Artesian springs feed the lake at its southern end, supplementing natural runoff from its inlet streams and small watershed. The DeRuyter Reservoir outlet forms the eastern headwater tributary of Limestone Creek, which supports a good trout population, and ultimately converges with Chittenango Creek before flowing into Oneida Lake. Location: Downtown DeRuyter - 3 miles south Syracuse - 35 minutes away Binghamton - 65 minutes away Cortland - 25 minutes away
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