Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire)

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Blackwater River
Seabrook Station behind the Blackwater River.JPG
The Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, as seen across the Blackwater River in Seabrook
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire)
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire) is located in Massachusetts
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire)
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Blackwater River (Massachusetts–New Hampshire)
Location
CountryUnited States
StatesMassachusetts, New Hampshire
CountiesEssex County, MA; Rockingham County, NH
TownsSalisbury, MA; Seabrook, NH
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSalisbury, MA
 • coordinates42°52′0″N 70°49′22″W / 42.86667°N 70.82278°W / 42.86667; -70.82278
 • elevation0 ft (0 m)
MouthHampton Harbor
 • location
Seabrook, NH
 • coordinates
42°53′20″N 70°49′38″W / 42.88889°N 70.82722°W / 42.88889; -70.82722Coordinates: 42°53′20″N 70°49′38″W / 42.88889°N 70.82722°W / 42.88889; -70.82722
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Length3.1 mi (5.0 km)

The Blackwater River is a 3.1-mile-long (5.0 km) tidal inlet in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire in the United States.[1]

The river forms in a salt marsh in the northeastern corner of Salisbury, Massachusetts, by the convergence of the Little River and Dead Creek. Heading north, the river quickly enters Seabrook, New Hampshire and continues to flow through salt marsh until it reaches Hampton Harbor, northwest of Seabrook Beach, where it joins the Hampton River.

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