Character of the Drainage The prevailing direction of streams within the state of Connecticut is southerly to southeasterly, in general correspondence with the slope of the Cretaceous plane of erosion. There are many small tributary streams which have northerly courses, but the most notable exceptions to the general rule are two streams which flow almost due north, and which, though separated by a distance of less than 25 miles, bear each the name Still river. The easternmost of these rivers is a tributary of the Farmington, while the other flows into the Housatonic. The name Still river is in both instances appropriate, for while the average fall of the normal streams of the region for the first 15 miles in their courses is about 70 feet to the mile, the Still river which is tributary to the Farmington falls but 100 feet in 10 miles, an average of 10 feet . . .
- © 1902 Geological Society of America