Passaic River

The Passaic River ( /pəˈseɪ.ɨk/ pə-SAY-ik) is a mature surface river, approximately 80 mi (129 km) long, in northern New Jersey in the United States. The river in its upper course flows in a highly circuitous route, meandering through the swamp lowlands between the ridge hills of rural and suburban northern New Jersey, called the Great Swamp, draining much of the northern portion of the state through its tributaries. In its lower portion, it flows through the most urbanized and industrialized areas of the state, including along downtown Newark. The lower river suffered from severe pollution and industrial abandonment in the 20th century.

A poem about the river was written by John Alleyne Macnab in 1890, and put to music by Fountains of Wayne.

Read more about Passaic River:  Course, Vantage Points, Flooding Problems, Nightshade On The Passaic, Tributaries

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