Salmon River (Connecticut)

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The Salmon River is formed at the confluence of the Blackledge and Jeremy rivers about one mile west of North Westchester, Connecticut. It runs for 10.4 miles (16.7 km)[1] to Salmon Cove near Moodus where it flows into the Connecticut River. The Salmon River is probably the largest stream and watershed whose sources and mouth are entirely within the limits of Connecticut.[2]

There is a popular paddling route along the Salmon River varying in difficulty from quickwater to Class II whitewater. It begins along River Road about 1/10 of a mile south of the river's formation and continues for about 7 miles to the flatwater of Salmon Cove.

The Salmon River's substantial drop in elevation over its course provided substantial water power to the textile mills in Moodus during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Salmon River State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 72°29′17″W / 41.49936°N 72.48811°W / 41.49936; -72.48811