Seneca Creek (Potomac River tributary)
Seneca Creek is a 5.8-mile-long stream in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA 16 miles northwest of Washington, D. C, it drains into the Potomac River. The creek begins with two main tributaries: Great Seneca Creek, 21.5 miles long, begins in Damascus and flows south past Montgomery Village, Germantown and Seneca Creek State Park. Little Seneca Creek, 14.0 miles long, rises in the Clarksburg area, flows south through Little Seneca Lake and Black Hill Regional Park, the community of Boyds. These tributaries converge near Darnestown. Another major tributary, Dry Seneca Creek, empties into Seneca Creek west of Darnestown; the creek continues south and passes under Seneca Aqueduct/Riley's Lock of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal before it flows into the Potomac River. There is about a 600 feet change in elevation from the stream's upper sources to its mouth at the Potomac. Seneca Creek has a watershed area of 121 square miles. Depending on conditions, parts of the creek are navigable by light watercraft, such as kayaks or canoes.
Near Riley's Lock there is a boat ramp into the creek. An area of about 6,300 acres along 14.75 miles of the creek has been set aside as Seneca Creek State Park. It has trails including the 16.5 miles Seneca Creek Greenway Trail, the 10 miles Schaeffer Farm Trail, many shorter and easier trails. Parking and picnic areas are provided at various locations in the park. Long Draught Creek, a small tributary north of Gaithersburg has been dammed to form the 90 acres Clopper Lake, the centerpiece of the park's day use area; this area includes multiple picnic areas, a disc golf course, boat rentals for the lake, restroom facilities. Just west of the creek's mouth is the Seneca Quarry, the quarry that provided the red sandstone for the Smithsonian Castle and locks 8 - 27 of the C&O Canal; the remains of the 1837 stone cutting mill are still intact, though unmarked. Both are within state park lands. During the 1920s and 1930s Seneca was a popular vacation spot for people from lower Montgomery County and Washington who came to Seneca for the cooler temperatures, boating and fishing.
There was a hotel near the canal and cottages lined the creek until they were washed away or destroyed by the several floods that have affected this area. Seneca has been the site of many drownings and boating accidents over the years. Today the area is a popular local recreation area. List of Maryland rivers Locks on the C&O Canal Real-time Water Flow Data for Seneca Creek - US Geological Survey Seneca Creek State Park - official site "The Great Seneca Creek Watershed." Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. WAMU 88.5 FM Metro Connection, "From Stone to Bright Red Structure: A Tour of the Seneca Quarry," March 30, 2012
Seneca County, Ohio
Seneca County is a county located in the U. S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,745, its county seat is Tiffin. The county was created in 1820 and organized in 1824, it is named for the Seneca Indians. Seneca County comprises the Tiffin, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Findlay-Tiffin, OH Combined Statistical Area; the county was inhabited until the 1830s, but by 1860 its population had massively increased to about half the current number of inhabitants. It grew thereafter, with periods of more marked increase towards the end of the 19th century, during the Great Depression and the post–World War II baby boom. In 1980 it was censused at 61,901, has been declining since. Since about 2000, the county's population declines by about 100–300 persons annually due to a migration deficit of about 300 persons annually; this decline is projected to continue in the future. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 553 square miles, of which 551 square miles is land and 1.8 square miles is water.
80% of the county's total area is agricultural land. Some 10% is covered by forest, the rest is taken up by built-up areas and to a lesser extent by pastureland; the terrain of Seneca County is nearly level sloping from about 290 meters ASL in the southeast to about 210 m ASL at the edge of the erstwhile Great Black Swamp in the northwest. Most of the county's area is located between 260 m ASL however; the entire county belongs to the Sandusky River drainage basin. There is some steeper terrain along the rivers's course, formed by the occasional ravine of its tributaries. Despite the presence of the Great Lakes which make for a somewhat milder climate in the region, Seneca County has a rather continental climate, namely after removal of the forests which once covered most of it upset the microclimate. Winters can be harsh, with plentiful snowfall due to lake-effect snow, summers are hot and sometimes oppressively humid, bordering on subtropical; the featureless surface can result in rather extreme wind chill.
In a 1906 description, the local climate was described as "rather unhealthful". Sandusky County Huron County Crawford County Wyandot County Hancock County Wood County As of the census of 2000, there were 58,683 people, 22,292 households, 15,738 families residing in the county; the population density was 107 people per square mile. There were 23,692 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.04% White, 1.76% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, 1.25% from two or more races. 3.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 22,292 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.40% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $38,037, the median income for a family was $44,600. Males had a median income of $32,387 versus $22,383 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,027. About 6.10% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 56,745 people, 21,774 households, 14,870 families residing in the county; the population density was 103.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 24,122 housing units at an average density of 43.8 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 93.7% white, 2.3% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 47.6% were German, 10.4% were Irish, 8.9% were American, 8.2% were English. Of the 21,774 households, 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 38.8 years. The median income for a household in the county was $42,573 and the median income for a family was $51,216. Males had a median income of $39,494 versus $30,286 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,976. About 8.7% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
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USCGC Seneca (WMEC-906)
USCGC Seneca is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Her keel was laid on September 16, 1982 at Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Rhode Island, she was launched June 16, 1984 and commissioned active August 4, 1986 and formally commissioned May 9, 1987. Her namesake is the first revenue cutter Seneca active from 1908-1936. Seneca is the sixth of thirteen 270' Famous-class cutters designed to take the Coast Guard past the year 2000; the advanced technology used in her construction gives her the potential of being an effective Search and rescue and Maritime Law Enforcement platform. Advanced technology is only one way to describe Seneca's primary operating computer system, SCCS. SCCS allows operators to view or act upon information from any of the ship's sensors, radar sources, or radio transceivers. Included in SCCS is a Low Level Light TV camera and an optical sight. Images from both the LLLTV and optical sight, can be displayed to any of SCCS position or the ship's entertainment system.
The Seneca serves as a platform for Operation New Frontier. Seneca's actions contributed to the one hundred percent interdiction rate during Operation New Frontier, making it the most successful counter-drug operation in Coast Guard history. Six drug smuggling go-fasts were stopped, 4,475 pounds of cocaine and 11,710 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over 125 million dollars seized, 18 drug trafficking suspects arrested; the success of Operation New Frontier, marked a new era in Coast Guard law enforcement and maritime security efforts, achieved a principal milestone in the Coast Guard's successful execution of the President's National Drug Control Strategy. Seneca home page
Seneca is a city in western Newton County, United States. The population was 2,336 at the 2010 census, it is part of Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Seneca was platted in 1869; the city was named for the Seneca Indian tribe. A post office called Seneca has been in operation since 1869. Several houses in the rural northern Seneca area were destroyed by a tornado on May 10, 2008 in the Mid-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence in which an EF4 tornado hit the county killing 13 people; the Early Show broadcast their national weather report from the city on the following Monday morning. On the one year anniversary, Bill Lant, owner of Lant's Feed and Country Store, unveiled a memorial for the people who perished from the tornado, he had the memorial built next to his store. Seneca is located on Lost Creek one-quarter mile from the Missouri-Oklahoma state line. Missouri Route 43 passes through the town and U. S. Route 60 passes just south of the location. Neosho is about ten miles east, along Route 60.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.56 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,336 people, 877 households, 612 families residing in the city; the population density was 912.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 962 housing units at an average density of 375.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.3% White, 0.3% African American, 8.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population. There were 877 households of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 30.2% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the city was 35.3 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,135 people, 820 households, 575 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,231.2 people per square mile. There were 876 housing units at an average density of 505.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.99% White, 0.09% African American, 6.56% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, 3.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population. There were 820 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,441, the median income for a family was $37,566. Males had a median income of $28,264 versus $19,662 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,525. About 8.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over. Seneca is located in Lost Creek Valley, five miles upstream from the Grand Lake of the Cherokees and five miles downstream from the quaint Old Settler's town of Racine; the Frisco Railroad runs through this valley. Prior to 1959, highway traffic to and from Oklahoma followed US 60 through Seneca rather than the more famous U.
S. Route 66, with which it joins 15 miles west of Seneca. Seneca is home to American Tripoli, producer of "Seneca Standard" grades of tripoli, a occurring microcrystalline silica product, used as an abrasive and metal polishing compound. Processing is done in Seneca. Scott Elbert - Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Steve Gaines - Guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd Cassie Gaines- Backup singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Morris Watts - Former assistant football coach at Michigan State University Historic maps of Seneca in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri Census map
Seneca cigarettes are a popular brand of native cigarettes manufactured by Grand River Enterprises in Six Nations, Canada. Seneca Cigarettes come in a variety of flavors, such as regular, menthol smooth, ultra lights, non-filters, a variety of options from kings to 100s, a 120-size line; the regular flavor box features a distinctive red color, with a logo of a mountain range and a Seneca male with a Gustoweh headdress, exemplary of the traditional Seneca Culture. In August 2010 the Seneca Free Trade association won an injunction allowing them to continue postal deliveries of purchased cigarettes. In May 2013, Seneca announced and introduced a disposable E-cig line featuring three flavors, regular and bold; these e-cigs are estimated to have 300 puffs, come in packaging similar to the normal cigarette line, except distributed in single size and carton size packs. In June 2013, ESenecacigs.com was the first to announce the distribution of the E-Seneca cigarette. Fashion brands Smoking culture
Seneca Lake (New York)
Seneca Lake is the largest of the glacial Finger Lakes of the U. S. state of New York, the deepest lake within the state. It is promoted as being the lake trout capital of the world, is host of the National Lake Trout Derby; because of its depth and relative ease of access, the US Navy uses Seneca Lake to perform test and evaluation of equipment ranging from single element transducers to complex sonar arrays and systems. The lake takes its name from the Seneca nation of Native Americans. At the north end of Seneca Lake is the city of Geneva, New York, home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, a division of Cornell University. At the south end of the lake is the village of Watkins Glen, New York, famed for auto racing and waterfalls. Due to Seneca Lake's unique macroclimate it is home to over 50 wineries, many of them farm wineries and is the location of the Seneca Lake AVA.. At 38 miles long, it is the second longest of the Finger Lakes and has the largest volume, estimated at 3.81 cubic miles half of the water in all the Finger Lakes.
It has an average depth of 291 feet, a maximum depth of 618 feet, a surface area of 66.9 square miles. For comparison, Scotland's famous Loch Ness is 22.5 miles long, 1.7 miles wide, has a surface area of 21.8 square miles, an average depth of 433 feet, a maximum depth of 744.6 feet, total volume of 1.8 cubic miles of water. Seneca's two main inlets are Catharine Creek at the Keuka Lake Outlet. Seneca Lake lets out into the Seneca River/ Cayuga-Seneca Canal, which joins Seneca and Cayuga Lakes at their northern ends, it is replenished at a rate of 328,000 gallons per minute. These springs keep the water moving in a circular motion; because of Seneca Lake's great depth its temperature remains a near-constant 39 °F. In summer the top 10 to 15 feet warms to 70–80 °F. Seneca lake has a typical aquatic population for large deep lakes in the northeast, with coldwater fish such as lake trout and Atlantic salmon inhabiting the deeper waters, warmwater fish such as smallmouth bass and yellow perch inhabiting the shallower areas.
The lake is home to a robust population of "sawbellies," the local term for alewife shad. Seneca Lake was formed at least two million years ago by glacial carving of valleys, it was a part of a series of rivers that flowed northward. Around this time many continental glaciers moved into the area and started the Pleistocene glaciation known as the Ice Age, it is presumed that the Finger Lakes were created by many advances and retreats of massive glaciers that were up to 2 miles wide. Over 200 years ago, there were Iroquois villages on Seneca Lake's surrounding hillsides. During the American Revolutionary War, their villages, including Kanadaseaga, were wiped out during the 1779 Sullivan Expedition by Continental troops under order by General George Washington to invade their homeland, destroy their dwellings and crops, end their threat to the patriots, they destroyed nearly 50 Cayuga villages. Today roadside signs trace Sullivan's route along the east side of Seneca Lake where the burning of villages and crops occurred.
After the war, the Iroquois were forced to cede their land. Their millions of acres were sold and some lands in this area were granted to veterans of the army in payment for their military service. A slow stream of European-American settlers began to arrive circa 1790; the settlers were without a market nearby or a way to get their crops to market. The settlers' isolation ended in 1825 with the opening of the Erie Canal; the canal linked the Finger Lakes Region to the outside world. Steamships and ferries became Seneca Lake's ambassadors of commerce and trade; the former, short Crooked Lake Canal linked Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake. Numerous canal barges sank during operations and rest on the bottom of the lake. A collection of barges at the southwest end of the lake, near the village of Watkins Glen, is being preserved and made accessible for scuba diving by the Finger Lakes Underwater Preserve Association; the lake is a popular fishing destination from all around. Fish species present in the lake include lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike and yellow perch.
The painted rocks located at the southern end of the lake on the eastern cliff face depict an American flag, Tee-pee, several Native Americans. The older paintings, located on the bottom of the cliff, were said to have been drawn in 1779 after the Senecas escaped men from John Sullivan's campaign. However, this account is questioned by historian Barbara Bell, arguing that it is unlikely that the Senecas would have returned to paint the paintings having just escaped from Sullivan's men, she suggests instead that these paintings may have been made much for tourists on Seneca Lake boat tours. It is known that the more visible and prominent paintings of the Native Americans, American flag, Tee-pee were added in 1929 during the Sullivan Sesquicentennial. There are two mistakes in these 1929 additions: firstly the Native Americans in the Seneca Region used longhouses and not Tee-pees, secondly the flag is displayed pointing to the left, never to be done on a horizontal surface. Seneca Lake is the site of strange and unexplained cannon-like booms and shakes that are heard and felt in the surrounding area.
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