Delaware River


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Delaware River

A river rising in the Catskill Mountains of southeast New York and flowing about 580 km (360 mi) generally southward along the New York-Pennsylvania border and the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border to northern Delaware, where it enters Delaware Bay. The Dutch explorers named it the South River to distinguish it from the North River, an estuary of the Hudson River.
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Noun1.Delaware River - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware BayDelaware River - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
DE, Diamond State, First State, Delaware - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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The Cape May aquifer underlies the site, and the Delaware River is approximately 1.5 miles away.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to mark the completion of a new riverfront park along the Delaware River in Trenton, N.J.
The 1,300-foot waterfront of Pier 70 Plaza on the Delaware River has been optioned to investors anticipating Pennsylvania state legislative approval for riverboat gambling.
Located in Lebanon and Damascus Townships, 120 miles northwest of Manhattan, 150 miles north of Philadelphia and 30 miles northeast of Scranton, The Woods at Duck Harbor is situated more than 10 miles from the Delaware River in a relatively undeveloped mountainous region.

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