Salmon Falls River

The Salmon Falls River is a tributary of the Piscataqua River in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire. It rises at Great East Lake, Newichawannock Canal, and Horn Pond and flows south-southeast for approximately 38 miles (61 km), forming the border between York County, Maine, and Strafford County, New Hampshire.[1]

Salmon Falls River
Salmon Falls River, Milton, NH.jpg
Salmon Falls River c. 1903
Salmon Falls River is located in New Hampshire
Salmon Falls River
Salmon Falls River is located in Maine
Salmon Falls River
Salmon Falls River is located in the United States
Salmon Falls River
Location
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Hampshire, Maine
CountiesCarroll, NH, Strafford, NH, York, ME
Towns and citiesWakefield, NH, Acton, ME, Milton, NH, Lebanon, ME, Rochester, NH, Berwick, ME, Somersworth, NH, Rollinsford, NH, South Berwick, ME, Dover, NH, Eliot, ME
Physical characteristics
SourceHorn Pond
 • locationWakefield, NH/Acton, ME
 • coordinates43°33′10″N 70°57′13″W / 43.55278°N 70.95361°W / 43.55278; -70.95361
 • elevation560 ft (170 m)
MouthPiscataqua River
 • location
Dover, NH/Eliot, ME
 • coordinates
43°10′33″N 70°49′26″W / 43.17583°N 70.82389°W / 43.17583; -70.82389Coordinates: 43°10′33″N 70°49′26″W / 43.17583°N 70.82389°W / 43.17583; -70.82389
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Length38 mi (61 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftLittle River, Great Works River
 • rightBranch River

The Salmon Falls River joins the Cochecho River near Dover, New Hampshire, to form the Piscataqua River.[2]

It provides hydroelectric power at the New Hampshire towns of Milton, North Rochester, East Rochester, New Hampshire, Somersworth, and Rollinsford, and in Maine at Berwick and South Berwick. The final three miles of the river, from South Berwick to the Piscataqua, are tidal.

Local Abenaki Indians called the river Newichawannock (New-ik-a-WAN-nok), meaning "river with many falls". See Newichawannock Canal

Salmon Falls River between South Berwick and Rollinsford

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Dover East 7½-minute quadrangle. July 1, 1990.