It starts just south of the Long Island Expressway from springs in the Lakeland County Park in Islandia, New York where it is called Connetquot Brook. The estuary portion south of Sunrise Highway at Oakdale, New York is officially called the Connetquot River although in popular usage both the brook and river share the same name.
The name comes from the Secatogue tribe name for "Great River" and is different from the Carmans River on Long Island which at one time was called the Connecticut River.
The Connetquot River habitat is the largest contiguous area of undeveloped land in Suffolk County that encompasses an entire river watershed. It like all other rivers on Long Island is totally generated from groundwater springs (e.g., no lakes).
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND PARKS CONFIRM INFECTIOUS PANCREATIC NECROSIS FISH VIRUS AT LONG ISLAND HATCHERY
Feb 09, 2007; The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: The New York State Department of...