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Encyclopedia > Connecticut River
Coordinates: 41°16′20″N 72°20′03″W / 41.27222, -72.33417
Connecticut River
River
none The Connecticut River looking north, from the French King Bridge at the Erving-Gill town line in Western Massachusetts
The Connecticut River looking north, from the French King Bridge at the Erving-Gill town line in Western Massachusetts
Country USA
States Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire
Tributaries
 - left Chicopee
 - right White River
Cities Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA
Source Fourth Connecticut Lake
 - elevation 2,660 ft (811 m)
 - coordinates 45°14′53″N 71°12′51″W / 45.24806, -71.21417
Mouth Long Island Sound
 - location Old Saybrook, Connecticut[1]
 - coordinates 41°16′20″N 72°20′03″W / 41.27222, -72.33417
Length 407 mi (655 km)
Basin 11,250 sq mi (29,137 km²)
Discharge for Thompsonville, CT
 - average 18,400 cu ft/s (521 /s)
 - max 95,400 cu ft/s (2,701 /s)
 - min 3,160 cu ft/s (89 /s)
Discharge elsewhere (average)
 - West Lebanon, NH 6,600 cu ft/s (187 /s)
River map, with major tributaries and selected dams.

The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It has a total length of 407 miles (655 km), and a drainage basin extending over 11,250 square miles (29,100 km²). The mean freshwater discharge into Long Island Sound is 19,600 cubic feet (560 m³) per second. The river is tidal up to Windsor Locks, approximately 60 miles (97 km) from the mouth. The source of the Connecticut River is the Fourth Connecticut Lake in New Hampshire. Some tributaries include the Ashuelot, West, Miller's, Mill, Deerfield, White, and Chicopee rivers. (The Swift River, a tributary of the Chicopee, has been largely replaced by the Quabbin Reservoir which provides water to Boston.) Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Erving is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Gill is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,363. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... The Chicopee River is a Massachusetts river formed by the confluence of the Ware, Swift, and Quaboag Rivers in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. ... Hartford redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Domenic J Sarno (D) Area  - City 33. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Lakes of New Hampshire | New Hampshire geography | Coos County, New Hampshire ... 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This article is about the unit of time. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is a small village (pop. ... The cubic foot is an imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (580x778, 59 KB) Summary Map of the Connecticut River, New England, USA. This map was prepared by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and as a product of the United States Government is in the public domain and not subject... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The Connecticut Lakes are a group of lakes in northern New Hampshire, and form the beginning of the Connecticut River. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... New York City waterways: 1. ... Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Windsor Locks is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Lakes of New Hampshire | New Hampshire geography | Coos County, New Hampshire ... The Ashuelot River is a tributary of the Connecticut River, approximately 64 mi (102 km) long, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. ... West River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Deerfield River Deerfield River is a river that runs for 73 miles from southern Vermont through northwestern Massachusetts to the Connecticut River. ... The Swift River is a river in Massachusetts comprised of three branches, all of which are impounded by the two dams on the Quabbin Reservoir, Winsor Dam and Goodnough Dike, to create one of the largest artificial reservoirs in the world. ... It has been suggested that Goodnough Dike be merged into this article or section. ... 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The river carries a heavy amount of silt, especially during the spring snow melt, from as far north as Quebec. The heavy silt concentration of the river forms a large sandbar near its mouth on Long Island Sound and has historically provided a formidable obstacle to navigation. The difficulty of navigation on the river is the primary reason that it is one of the few large rivers in the region without a major city near its mouth. The Connecticut River estuary and tidal wetlands complex is listed as one of the 1616 wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. For other uses, see Silt (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, i. ...

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History

The Oxbow, Connecticut River near Northampton, 1836, by Thomas Cole
The Oxbow, Connecticut River near Northampton, 1836, by Thomas Cole

The river's name is the French corruption of the Algonquian word "quinetucket" and means long tidal river. The first European to see the river was the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block in 1614. As a result of this exploration, the Dutch named the Connecticut River the "Fresh River", and it was the northeastern limits of the New Netherlands colony, and the original border between New Netherlands and New England. The first English colonist to record his visit was Edward Winslow from the Plymouth Colony in 1632. In 1633 the English built a trading post on the site of Windsor, Connecticut, and the Dutch built one with a fort at the site of Hartford, Connecticut. As the number of English colonists increased, the Dutch abandoned their enterprise in 1654. The Fort at Number 4, now Charlestown, New Hampshire, was the northernmost English settlement on the river until the end of the French and Indian War in 1763. In the Treaty of Paris (1783), ending the American Revolutionary War, the new border between New Hampshire and what was to become the Province of Canada was defined to include the "northwesternmost headwaters of the Connecticut" . Because there are several streams that could fit that description, a boundary dispute led to the short-lived Indian Stream Republic, which existed from 1832 to 1835. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x685, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Thomas Cole Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x685, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Thomas Cole Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Thomas Cole, ca. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (the two Algic languages that are not Algonquian are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Blocks map of his 1614 voyage, with the first appearance of the term New Netherland Adriaen Block (1567–1627) was a Dutch private fur trader and navigator who explored the coastal and river valley areas between present-day New Jersey and Massachusetts during four voyages from 1611 to 1614... British colonization of the Americas (including colonization under the Kingdom of England before the 1707 Acts of Union created the Kingdom of Great Britain) began in the late 16th century, before reaching its peak after colonies were established throughout the Americas, and a protectorate was established in Hawaii. ... Edward Winslow, 1651, by an anonymous artist Edward Winslow (1595–1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. ... Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... Motto: First in Connecticut, First for its Citizens Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Region Capitol Region Settled 1633 Named 1637 Government  - Type Council-manager[1]  - Town manager Peter Souza  - Town council Donald S. Trinks, Mayor; Timothy Curtis, Deputy Mayor; Robert B. Gegetskas II... Hartford redirects here. ... The Fort at Number 4 was the northern most English settelment along the Connecticut River in New Hampshire untill after the French and Indian War more than 30 miles (50 km) from the nearest English settlement at Fort Dummer. ... Location in Sullivan County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Sullivan County Incorporated 1783 Board of Selectmen Brenda Ferland, Chair Jon B LeClair Steven A Neill Area    - City 98. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... Painting by Benjamin West depicting (from left to right) John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. ... This article is about military actions only. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Republic of Indian Stream was a small, self-declared republic in North America that existed from July 9, 1832 to 1835. ...


At first the broad, fertile valley attracted agricultural colonies, but the volume and fall of the river contributed to the rise of manufacturing in the valley. The greatest single drop of 58 feet (18 m) is at Holyoke, Massachusetts. Other important centers include Windsor and Hartford in Connecticut, Springfield, Massachusetts, the largest city on the river, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Brattleboro, Vermont. See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Domenic J Sarno (D) Area  - City 33. ... Lebanon is a city located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Downtown Brattleboro, as seen looking across the Connecticut River from New Hampshire Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. ...

The Connecticut River as seen near its mouth.

In 1829 the Enfield Falls Canal was opened to circumvent shallows on the Connecticut River. The locks built for this canal gave their name to the town of Windsor Locks, Connecticut.[2] Connecticut River near its mouth, as seen from Point Saybrooke © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Connecticut River near its mouth, as seen from Point Saybrooke © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Enfield Falls Canal is a canal that was built to circumvent the shallows at Enfield Falls on the Connecticut River. ... Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...


In the late 1800s the river was used for massive logging drives from the far north, particularly the Nullhegan River basin in Essex County, Vermont. These spring drives were stopped after 1915, when pleasure boat owners complained about the hazards to navigation.[3] Essex County is the county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Vermont. ...


The Connecticut River Flood Control Compact was established in 1953 in response to severe flooding. The Clean Water Act in 1965 has also had a major impact on the Connecticut River and its tributaries; since then, the river has been restored from Class D to Class B. It was designated as one of the American Heritage Rivers in 1997. The towns along the lower end of the river have enacted a cap on further development along the banks, so that no buildings may be constructed except on existing foundations. For Clean Water Act of Ontario, Canada, see Clean Water Act (Ontario). ... American Heritage Rivers are designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive special attention (coordinating efforts of multiple governmental entities) to further three objectives: natural resource and environmental protection, economic revitalization, and historic and cultural preservation. ...


Fish

The Connecticut River is a habitat to several species of anadromous fish, including the American shad, American eel, Striped Bass and the Sea lamprey. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is undertaking an effort to repopulate the river with another species of migratory fish, the Atlantic salmon. For more than 200 years, Atlantic salmon have been extinct from the river due to damming. Several fish ladders and fish elevators have been built to allow fish to resume their natural migration upriver each spring. Many types of fish undertake migrations on a regular basis, on time scales ranging from daily to annual, and with distances ranging from a few meters to thousands of kilometers. ... Binomial name Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811) The American shad or Atlantic Shad (Alosa sapidissima) is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. ... Binomial name Anguilla rostrata Le Sueur, 1821 The American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a fish found on the Eastern coast of the United States. ... Binomial name Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) The striped bass Morone saxatilis is a member of the temperate bass family native to North America but widely introduced elsewhere. ... Subfamilies Geotriinae Mordaciinae Petromyzontinae A lamprey is a type of fish with a toothed, funnel-like, jawless sucking mouth, with which most species bore into the flesh of other fishes to suck their blood. ... The USFWS logo The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is a unit of the United States Department of the Interior that is dedicated to managing and preserving wildlife. ... Binomial name Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 Atlantic salmon, known scientifically as Salmo salar, is a species of fish in the family Salmonidae, which is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ... Pool-and-weir fish ladder at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River Fishways, most commonly referred to as fish ladders but also known as fish passes, are structures placed on or around man-made barriers (such as dams and weirs) to assist the natural migration of diadromous fishes. ...


Boating

The mouth of the river up to Essex is thought to be the busiest stretch of waterway in Connecticut. Neither local police departments nor the state Environmental Conservation Police patrol the area extensively (often only a few times a week). Several towns have no patrols at all, others keep boats available if needed.[4] Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ...


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The In-Between-Waters of the Trophy Stretch of the Connecticut River near 1st Connecticut Lake, New Hampshire
The In-Between-Waters of the Trophy Stretch of the Connecticut River near 1st Connecticut Lake, New Hampshire
Connecticut River near Colebrook, New Hampshire--Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout
Connecticut River near Colebrook, New Hampshire--Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout
Founders Bridge over the Connecticut River with a view of the Bulkeley Bridge further upstream
Founders Bridge over the Connecticut River with a view of the Bulkeley Bridge further upstream
Drift Boat Fishing Guide working the Connecticut River near Colebrook, New Hampshire
Drift Boat Fishing Guide working the Connecticut River near Colebrook, New Hampshire

The headwaters of the Connecticut River are at the northern tip of New Hampshire, near the Canadian border. Much of the beginning of the river's course in the town of Pittsburg is occupied by the Connecticut Lakes, a chain of deep, cold water lakes that are home to lake trout and landlocked salmon. For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Montana rivers with the Big Hole in the southwest Brad Platt of Anderson and Platt Fly Fishing on the Big Hole River Fall of 2006, Photograph by Corey Kruitbosch The Big Hole River is a tributary of the Jefferson River, approximately long, in southwestern Montana in the United States. ... , The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook, Connecticut. ... The East Gallatin River is a tributary of the Gallatin River in southwestern Montana in the United States. ... Firehole River steaming in the winter air. ... The Test downstream of Sadlers Mill, Romsey The Test is tidal in Southampton and is lined with quays The River Test is a river in Hampshire, England. ... The Ruby River is a tributary of the Beaverhead River, approximately 76 mi (122 km) long, in southwestern Montana in the United States. ... Categories: Stub | Colorado rivers | Utah rivers ... Yellowstone River, Fishing Bridge, July 1959. ... Fly rod and reel with a wild brown trout from a chalk stream. ... Colebrook is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... The Founders Bridge is one of the three highway bridges over the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Bulkeley Bridge is a stone arch bridge composed of nine spans located in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Pittsburg is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 867 at the 2000 census. ... The Connecticut Lakes are a group of lakes in northern New Hampshire, and form the beginning of the Connecticut River. ... For the band, see Lake Trout (band). ... Binomial name Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 Atlantic salmon, known scientifically as Salmo salar, is a species of fish in the family Salmonidae, which is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. ...


The river itself holds native brook trout, rainbow trout, large brown trout, shad, small-mouth bass, striped bass, carp, catfish, American eel, and several other species of game fish. Landlocked salmon make their way into the river during spring spawning runs of bait fish and during their fall spawn. The river has fly-fishing-only regulations on five miles (8 km) of river. Most of the river from Lake Francis south is open to lure and bait as well. Two tail-water dams provide cold river water for miles downstream making summer fishing on the Connecticut River excellent. This article is about the species of fish. ... It has been suggested that Steelhead be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Morphs Salmo trutta morpha trutta Salmo trutta morpha fario Salmo trutta morpha lacustris The brown trout (Salmo trutta morpha fario and morpha lacustris) and the sea trout ( morpha trutta) are fish of the same species. ... Lake Francis is a reservoir on the Connecticut River in northern New Hampshire. ...


Water quality testing project

A program of water testing is in the preparation stages. Water samples will be drawn three days a week at three locations: in the Greenfield area, below the Holyoke Dam in the Chicopee-Springfield area, and in the White River heartland area of Vermont. The results of the testing will be on a yet-to-be-created website up to 48 hours after samples are collected, due to the time required to evaluate the samples.[5]


Tributaries

Listed from south to north by location of mouth:

  • Black Hall River (CT)
  • Falls River (CT)
  • Eightmile River (CT)
  • Deep River (CT)
  • Salmon River (CT)
  • Mattabesset River (CT)
  • Hockanum River (CT)
  • Park River (CT)
  • Farmington River (CT)
  • Scantic River (CT)

The Hockanum River is a river in Connecticut. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Farmington River and environs The Farmington River is a river located in the northwest of the US States of Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. ... The lower Scantic River and environs The Scantic River (pronounced SKAN-tik) is a river that flows through the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Chicopee River is a Massachusetts river formed by the confluence of the Ware, Swift, and Quaboag Rivers in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. ... Manhan River, lower stretch The Manhan River is a river (10. ... The Mill River is a tributary of the Connecticut River arising in the Berkshires in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Deerfield River Deerfield River is a river that runs for 73 miles from southern Vermont through northwestern Massachusetts to the Connecticut River. ... The Millers River is a river in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, originating in Ashburnham, Massachusetts[1] and Rindge, New Hampshire[2], joining the Connecticut River just downstream from Millers Falls, Massachusetts. ... The Ashuelot River is a tributary of the Connecticut River, approximately 64 mi (102 km) long, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. ... The West River is a tributary of the Connecticut River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern Vermont in the United States. ... Partridge Brook is a 7. ... The Cold River is a 22. ... Saxtons River is an incorporated village in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont. ... The Black River is a river in the U.S. state of Vermont and a tributary of the Connecticut River. ... The Sugar River is a 27. ... The Ottauquechee River flowing from a hydroelectric facility downstream of North Hartland Lake. ... The Mascoma River is a river located entirely within the town of Lebanon, New Hampshire. ... The Ompompanoosuc River near the Union Village Dam in Thetford The Ompompanoosuc River (pronounced AHM-pahm-pan-oo-suhk) is a river, about 25 mi (40 km) long, in eastern Vermont in the United States. ... The Lower Falls of the Ammonoosuc near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire The Ammonoosuc River is a river, 55 mi (89 km) long, in northwestern New Hampshire in the United States. ... The Israel River (also called Israels River) in the White Mountains arises on the slopes of Mt. ... The Upper Ammonoosuc River rises in Pond of Safety in Randolph, New Hampshire, runs generally north through Berlin and Dummer, then west through Stark and drains into the Connecticut River near the village of Groveton in the town of Northumberland, approximately 25 air miles (38 km), but 42. ... The Mohawk River is a short stream in New Hampshire in the United States, approximately 15 mi (24 km) long. ... Halls Stream is a 25. ... Indian Stream is a tributary of the Connecticut River, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in New Hampshire in the United States. ...

Crossings

Willow Island in Portland, Connecticut, 1910 postcard
Willow Island in Portland, Connecticut, 1910 postcard

The Connecticut River is a significant barrier to travel between western and eastern New England. Several major transportation corridors cross the river including Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, Interstate 95 (Connecticut Turnpike) and Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike). Portland is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Connecticut River from its mouth at the Long Island Sound upstream to its source at the Connecticut Lakes. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ... The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ...


See also

The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ... List of Connecticut rivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Massachusetts Acushnet River Agawam River Annisquam River Assabet River Assonet River Barrington River Blackstone River Bluefish River Bungay River Burnshirt River Canoe River Charles River Chicopee River Clam River Concord River Connecticut River Cotley River Crooked River Deerfield... This is a partial list of rivers in the U.S. state of New Hampshire Androscoggin River Bog Brook Chickwolnepy Brook Clear Stream Dead River Magalloway River Dead Diamond River Swift Diamond River Mollidgewock Brook Moose River Peabody River West Branch Peabody River Stearns Brook Wild River Bellamy River Connecticut... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Vermont: Batten Kill River Black River Connecticut River Hoosic River Jail Branch River Joes River Lamoille River La Platte River Lemon Fair River Mad River Mettawee River Missisquoi River Moose River Nulheegan River Ompompanoosuc River Otter River Passumpsic... Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Additional reading

  • Bacon, Edwin M. (1906). The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut: Three Hundred and Fifty Miles from Mountain to Sea. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. LCC F12.C7 B2. 
  • Delany, Edmund Thomas (1983). The Connecticut River: New England's Historic Waterway. The Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-0871069801. 
  • Hard, Walter R. (1947). The Connecticut (Rivers of America). New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc. LCC F12.C7 H3. ISBN 0932691277. 

Library of Congress reading room The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a system of library classification developed by the Library of Congress. ... Library of Congress reading room The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a system of library classification developed by the Library of Congress. ...

References

  1. ^ USGS GNIS: Connecticut River
  2. ^ Connecticut Heritage (Dorothy A. DeBisschop). The Canal at Windsor Locks. Retrieved January 20, 2006.
  3. ^ Wheeler, Scott (September 2002). The History of Logging in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The Kingdom Historical. 
  4. ^ [1]Kaplan, Thomas, "River Watchers, Tackling Speeders and Thin Budgets", article in The New York Times, Metro section, August 30, 2007, accessed same day
  5. ^ Daily Hampshire Gazette article

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SALMON Atlantic Salmon, historically abundant in the Connecticut River, were driven to extinction by pollution and dams in the 19th century.
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The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Fenwick, Connecticut.
The difficulty of navigation on the river is the primary reason that it is one of the few large rivers in the region without a major city near its mouth.
The Connecticut River is a habitat to several species of anadromous fish, including the American shad, American eel and the Sea lamprey.
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