Ashuelot River


Ashuelot River

The Ashuelot River is a tributary of the Connecticut River, approximately 64 mi (102 km) long, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. It drains a mountainous area of 425 sq mi (1105 km²), including much of the area known as the Monadnock Region. It is the longest tributary of the Connecticut River within New Hampshire. [ [http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system] ]

Course

The Ashuelot River rises out of Butterfield Pond south of Sunapee Mountain in Pillsbury State Park, near Washington in southwestern Sullivan County. It flows southwest through Ashuelot Pond into Cheshire County, then south past Keene and Swanzey and along the east side of the Pisgah Mountains. At Winchester, approximately 3 mi (5 km) from the Massachusetts state line, it turns west, flowing past Ashuelot and joining the Connecticut from the east at Hinsdale, in the extreme southwest corner of New Hampshire.

The river is impounded to supply hydroelectricity at Keene, Swanzey, Winchester, and Hinsdale. The river is part of the Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program of the U.S. government.

elected tributaries

From source to mouth:
*Cherry Brook (headwaters of the Ashuelot)
*Grassy Brook
*Dart Brook
*Thompson Brook
*The Branch/Beaver Brook
*Ash Swamp Brook
*South Branch Ashuelot River
*California Brook
*Wheelock Brook
*Mirey Brook
*Broad Brook

References

ee also

*List of New Hampshire rivers

External links

* [http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/parks/ashuelot_river%20_park.htm Keene, NH: Ashuelot River Park]
* [http://www.swrpc.org/library/natural_resources/Atlas.pdf Atlas of the Ashuelot River] (PDF)


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