The Oldest Lake In New Jersey Is A Beautiful Piece Of Living History

New Jersey is home to hundreds of historic buildings but we’ve also got some fascinating natural history. You’ve probably heard of the Passaic River but you may not be able to trace its path through time. I never really thought much about it until I saw something online. It said…

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If you live in the former lake basin or along the Passaic River, you’re likely no stranger to flooding. The first documented Passaic River flood took place in 1765 and its worst flood occurred in 1903. It’s been flooding for centuries…millennia. That’s Lake Passaic, once 15 miles wide and 30 miles long, returning to where it once was.