Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary)

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Beaver Brook
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary) is located in New Hampshire
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary)
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary) is located in Massachusetts
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary)
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary) is located in the United States
Beaver Brook (Merrimack River tributary)
Location
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Hampshire, Massachusetts
CountiesRockingham and Hillsborough, NH; Middlesex, MA
Towns and citiesChester, Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Hudson and Pelham, NH; Dracut and Lowell, MA
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationChester, Rockingham County, NH
 • coordinates42°57′18″N 71°16′36″W / 42.95500°N 71.27667°W / 42.95500; -71.27667
 • elevation435 ft (133 m)
MouthMerrimack River
 • location
Lowell, Middlesex County, MA
 • coordinates
42°39′30″N 71°19′6″W / 42.65833°N 71.31833°W / 42.65833; -71.31833Coordinates: 42°39′30″N 71°19′6″W / 42.65833°N 71.31833°W / 42.65833; -71.31833
 • elevation
55 ft (17 m)
Length30.7 mi (49.4 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftWest Running Brook, Golden Brook, Peppermint Brook
 • rightShields Brook, Gumpas Pond Brook, Double Brook

Beaver Brook is a 30.7-mile-long (49.4 km) river located in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States. It is a tributary of the Merrimack River, part of the Gulf of Maine watershed.

Beaver Brook rises in Chester, New Hampshire, and flows south into Derry, passing through Harantis Lake, Adams Pond, and Beaver Lake. Continuing south, the brook forms the boundary between Londonderry and Windham, then flows through Pelham.[1] The brook crosses the state line into Dracut, Massachusetts, and reaches the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell.

Most of the brook's course is through gently hilly terrain that is rapidly being converted into suburban land use.[citation needed]

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