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A Designated River is managed and protected for its outstanding natural and cultural resources in accordance with RSA 483, The Rivers Management & Protection Act.

Map of Designated Rivers

Total Designated Miles: 990
Participating Communities: 121
Unincorporated Places and State Parks: 5

Click on the Designated River below to go to its fact sheet, which gives an overview of the river, the communities affected by the designation, and more. Please call or email for archived plans or reports: Jacquie Colburn, Rivers Coordinator, (603) 271-2959, jacquie.colburn@des.nh.gov.

River (Year Designated) Map Nomination Report Report to Leg. Mgt. Plan
Ammonoosuc (2007) map nomination report plan
Ammonoosuc Upper Reach (2009) map nomination report n/a
Ashuelot (1993) map nomination report plan
Cocheco (2009) map nomination report n/a
Cold (1999) map nomination report plan
Connecticut (1991) n/a nomination report plan
      Connecticut Headwaters map n/a n/a plan
      Connecticut Riverbend map n/a n/a plan
      Connecticut Upper Valley map n/a n/a plan
      Connecticut Mount Ascutney map n/a n/a plan
      Connecticut Wantastiquet map n/a n/a plan
Contoocook & North Branch (1991) map nomination report plan
Exeter (upper) (1995) n/a nomination report plan
Exeter & Squamscott (2011) map nomination report plan
Isinglass (2002) map nomination report plan
Lamprey (1990) n/a nomination report plan
Lamprey Watershed (2011) map nomination report plan
Mascoma (2011) map nomination report plan
Merrimack (lower) (1990) map nomination report plan
Merrimack (upper) (1990) map nomination report plan
Oyster (2011) map nomination report n/a
Pemigewasset (1991) map nomination report plan
Piscataquog (1993) map nomination report plan
Saco (1990) map nomination report plan
Souhegan (2000) map nomination report plan
Swift (1990) map nomination report plan

 

 

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