Providence River


Providence River

from damaging tidal floods.

The southern part of the river has been dredged at a cost of $65 million in federal and state funds to benefit nearby marinas and commercial shipping interests. [ [http://www.crmc.state.ri.us/pubs/features/S02_Volume10_Issue4.pdf crmc.state.ri.us] Providence River Dredging Project: Breaking the Impasse through Partnering]

Course

The river is formed by the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers in downtown Providence. From here, it flows south through Providence, receiving the Seekonk River and continuing south to its confluence with the Warren River to form Narragansett Bay.

Crossings

Below is a list of all crossings over the Providence River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.
*Providence
**Washington Place
**College Street
**Crawford Street
**Interstate 195
**Point Street
**Fox Point Hurricane Barrier
**Providence River Bridge (relocated Interstate 195)

Tributaries

The Seekonk and Pawtuxet Rivers are the Providence River's only named tributaries, though it has several unnamed streams that also feed it.

ee also

*Providence, Rhode Island
*List of rivers in Rhode Island
*Moshassuck River
*Pawtuxet River
*Seekonk River
*Warren River
*Woonasquatucket River
*Narragansett Bay

References

*Maps from the United States Geological Survey
* [http://www.providence.edu/polisci/students/megaport/Dredging.htm Providence.edu] Providence River Dredging Project Answer Sheet
* [http://www.crmc.state.ri.us/pubs/features/S02_Volume10_Issue4.pdf crmc.state.ri.us] Providence River Dredging Project: Breaking the Impasse through Partnering


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