Gowanus Canal

Also Known As: Mill Creek, Gouwanisse Kill, Gouwanus Creek, and Kil of Gowanus.



Manmade waterway used by watercraft or for drainage, irrigation, mining, or water power.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
40.6726033°, -73.997917°
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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Gowanus Canal is covered by the Brooklyn, NY US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Culver Viaduct Man-made 0.1 mi
Saint Mary's Playground Man-made 0.2 mi
Ennis Park Man-made 0.2 mi
Under The Tracks Playground Man-made 0.3 mi
Sol Goldman Recreation Center and Pool Man-made 0.3 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is NEW YORK AVE V BROOK which is approximately 5 miles away and has an elevation of 20 feet (20 feet higher than Gowanus Canal). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 3.88" 38.9° 26.4°
February 2.96" 41.9° 28.5°
March 4.04" 49.9° 35.4°
April 3.93" 60.2° 44.5°
May 4.43" 70.7° 54.6°
June 3.51" 79.3° 63.9°
July 4.53" 84.7° 69.8°
August 4.13" 83.2° 68.6°
September 3.98" 76.0° 61.3°
October 3.39" 64.9° 50.2°
November 3.80" 54.2° 41.1°
December 3.60" 43.8° 31.8°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 62% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 69% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 73% of other locations on record.