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The Moosup River is a "river in the "U.S. states of "Rhode Island and "Connecticut. It flows approximately 23.7 miles (38.1 km).[1]

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View north of the Moosup River's Brunswick Dam and the North Main Street (CT Route 14) bridge from the Moosup Valley State Park Trail in Plainfield, Connecticut.

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Course[edit]

The river rises from Clark Pond in "Foster, Rhode Island. From there, it flows south through "Foster and "Coventry, then turns west and heads into Connecticut, flowing through "Sterling and "Plainfield to its mouth at the "Quinebaug River.

Dam Removal[edit]

The American Rivers organization has targeted the Moosup River for dam removal to help fish to swim upstream to spawn. In late June 2014 Moosup Dam #1 in Connecticut was removed [2] and on September 29, 2015 the Griswold Rubber dam in Connecticut was removed.[3]

Crossings[edit]

Below is a list all crossings over the Moosup River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

State County Town Carrying
"RI "Providence "Foster Harrington Road
Moosup Valley Road
"Kent "Coventry Barbs Hill Road
""Rhode Island 14.svg "RI 14
"CT "Windham "Sterling Deerfield Drive
""Connecticut Highway 14A.svg "CT 14A
""Connecticut Highway 14.svg "CT 14
"Plainfield ""Connecticut Highway 14.svg "CT 14
Barber Hill Road
River Street
Pond Street
South Main Street
""I-395 (CT).svg "I-395
""Connecticut Highway 12.svg "CT 12
Water Street
Black Hill Road

Tributaries[edit]

In addition to many unnamed tributaries, the following brooks feed the Moosup:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ American Rivers Blog "11 Dam Removal Projects to Watch This Summer." "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2015-11-26. , accessed November 26, 2015
  3. ^ American Rivers Facebook post on September 29, 2015 with three photos." [1], accessed November 26, 2015

"Coordinates: 41°45′58″N 71°46′17″W / 41.765989°N 71.771322°W / 41.765989; -71.771322


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