The Rivers

Seven major rivers – as well as countless, lakes, wetlands, and smaller streams – come together to form the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed. Listed below are the rivers designated as National Wild and Scenic Rivers in the US Dingell Act, passed in March 2019.

Click on the river names to see more about each river, including maps and photographs of each river:

Designated tributaries throughout the watershed:

A set of tributaries are listed in the National Park Service Study Report and the US Dingell Act along with the seven designated rivers. In addition, the following statement is included, “any other perennial stream within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed.” These are considered “covered tributaries” under the Dingell Act.

The Assekonk Brook, Breakheart Brook, Brushy Brook, Canonchet Brook, Chickasheen Brook, Cedar Swamp Brook, Fisherville Brook, Glade Brook, Glen Rock Brook, Kelley Brook, Locke Brook, Meadow Brook, Pendleton Hill Brook, Parris Brook, Passquisett Brook, Phillips Brook, Poquiant Brook, Queens Fort Brook, Roaring Brook, Sherman Brook, Taney Brook, Tomaquag Brook, White Brook, and Wyassup Brook.

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