Otisco Lake is situated in the Finger
Lakes region of New York State
at a mean elevation of 788 feet above sea level. It is 5.4 miles long, ¾ miles
wide at its broadest point, and has a surface area of approximately 3.46
square miles. Otisco Lake is the most easterly of the Finger Lakes and
the seventh in size of the eleven Finger Lakes.
The watershed land area (a watershed is the land area surrounding a
waterbody into which all streams and rivers drain) covers nearly 24,000
6 towns in two counties (Cortland and Onondaga).
Otisco Lake has five major tributaries: Amber Brook, Van Benthuysen
Brook, Rice Brook, Spafford Creek, and Willow Brook. The outlet of the
lake is Nine Mile Creek, which flows north to Onondaga Lake.
(Text from the Otisco
Lake Watershed site)
Image from http://www.cce.cornell.edu/onondaga/watersheds/Otisco.htm