Big River (New Hampshire)

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Big River
BigRiverBarnsteadNH.jpg
The Big River in Center Barnstead, NH
Big River (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Big River (New Hampshire)
Big River (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Big River (New Hampshire)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesStrafford, Belknap
TownsNew Durham, Strafford, Barnstead
Physical characteristics
Sourceunnamed pond
 • locationNew Durham
 • coordinates43°21′26″N 71°9′28″W / 43.35722°N 71.15778°W / 43.35722; -71.15778
 • elevation831 ft (253 m)
MouthSuncook River
 • location
Barnstead
 • coordinates
43°20′11″N 71°15′39″W / 43.33639°N 71.26083°W / 43.33639; -71.26083Coordinates: 43°20′11″N 71°15′39″W / 43.33639°N 71.26083°W / 43.33639; -71.26083
 • elevation
490 ft (150 m)
Length14.9 mi (24.0 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftLittle River

The Big River is a 14.9-mile-long (24.0 km)[1] river located in central New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Suncook River, part of the Merrimack River (and therefore Gulf of Maine) watershed.

Headwaters of the Big River rise on high ground in the southern corners of Alton and New Durham, New Hampshire. The river flows southeast into Strafford, then, running up against the Blue Hills Range, the river reverses course, turning west into Barnstead, where it meets the Suncook River in the village of Center Barnstead.

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