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Schodack Creek

The Schodack Creek watershed is made up of the lands draining into Schodack Creek and its tributaries, including the Muitzes Kill, in the southwestern corner of Rensselaer County and adjacent Columbia County. Schodack Creek separates Schodack Island on the west from the mainland on the east. Schodack Island was originally five separate islands in the Hudson, but filling the channels with dredge spoils has joined the islands and the mainland together to form a peninsula between the Hudson and Schodack Creek.

The Hudson River and Schodack Creek, while freshwater, are tidal here, and serve as a major nursery for fish. Eighty‐six species of birds, including bald eagle, have been observed in the extensive floodplain forests and tidal wetlands at Schodack Island State Park.

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