Salmon Falls River

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For the river in Idaho, see Salmon Falls Creek.
Salmon Falls River c. 1903

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 and flows south-southeast for approximately 38 miles (61 km), forming the border between Maine and New Hampshire.[1]

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, 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, meaning "river with many falls".

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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.

Coordinates: 43°10′37″N 70°49′28″W / 43.17694°N 70.82444°W / 43.17694; -70.82444