ōnī´də, c.80 sq mi (210 sq km), 22 mi (35 km) long and 1 to 5 mi (1.6–8.1 km) wide, central N.Y., NE of Syracuse. The New York State Canal System links the eastern end of the lake with the Mohawk River and also follows part of the Oneida River, which flows from the western end of the lake c.20 mi (30 km) into the Oswego River.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Physical Geography