Fall Foliage Report, Week of 10/2/18

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Cattaraugus county report:
Cattaraugus County, reporting out of the Tourism Office in Little Valley, is noticing change at about 20% of dull brilliance.  There are tinges of yellow and orange at this point, and we are just beginning to show color.  We have had a substantial amount of rain and rain remains in the forecast throughout this week.  Expect the change to come fast when it does.  Our peak season is usually around Oct 10-15. 

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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