List of rivers of New Hampshire

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This is a list of rivers and significant streams in the U.S. state of New Hampshire .

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All watercourses named "River" (freshwater or tidal) are listed here, as well as other streams which are either subject to the New Hampshire Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act or are more than 10 miles (16 km) long. New Hampshire rivers and streams qualify for state shoreland protection (and are listed here in bold) if they are fourth-order or larger water bodies, based on the Strahler method of stream order classification. [1]

By drainage basin

All New Hampshire rivers ultimately flow to the Atlantic Ocean. The list is sorted by major drainage basin, running from north to south along the Atlantic coast, with respective tributaries arranged based on their entry into the main stream from mouth to source. Where several tributaries enter a single lake, they are listed running clockwise from the lake outlet.

Androscoggin River

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Androscoggin River watershed

Saco River

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Saco River watershed

Piscataqua River and New Hampshire Atlantic coast

Merrimack River

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Merrimack River watershed

Connecticut River

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Connecticut River watershed

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Piscataquog River

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Mount Carrigain

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Kinsman Mountain

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Sandwich Mountain

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References

  1. Strahler, A. N. (1952). "Dynamic basis of geomorphology". Geological Society of America Bulletin, 63, 923–938.