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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.

Interactive Web Map of Designated River Corridors – This web map allows users to enter a street address or GPS coordinates to determine whether or not the location falls within ¼ mile corridor of a New Hampshire Designated river. Instructions on how to use this map.

Static Map of Designated Rivers in New Hampshire

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

LAC Contact Information and Meeting Schedules

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: Rivers Coordinator, (603) 271-2959, riversprogram@des.nh.gov.

River (Year Designated) Map Nomination Report Report to Legislature Management Plan Instream Flow Web Page
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 n/a 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 ISF page
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 plan  
Pemigewasset (1991) map nomination report plan  
Piscataquog (1993) map nomination report plan  
Saco (1990) map nomination report plan  
Souhegan (2000) map nomination report plan ISF page
Swift (1990) map nomination report plan  

 

 

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