Branch River (New Hampshire)

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Branch River
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Branch River in Union, New Hampshire (2008)
Branch River (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Branch River (New Hampshire)
Branch River (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Branch River (New Hampshire)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesCarroll, Strafford
TownsWakefield, Milton
Physical characteristics
SourceLovell Lake
 • locationSanbornville
 • coordinates43°33′9″N 71°1′31″W / 43.55250°N 71.02528°W / 43.55250; -71.02528
 • elevation572 ft (174 m)
MouthSalmon Falls River/Northeast Pond
 • location
Milton
 • coordinates
43°27′44″N 70°58′22″W / 43.46222°N 70.97278°W / 43.46222; -70.97278Coordinates: 43°27′44″N 70°58′22″W / 43.46222°N 70.97278°W / 43.46222; -70.97278
 • elevation
413 ft (126 m)
Length11.9 mi (19.2 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • rightChurchill Brook/Pike Brook, Jones Brook

The Branch River is an 11.9-mile (19.2 km) long[1] river located in eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Salmon Falls River, part of the Piscataqua River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The river begins at the outlet of Lovell Lake at Sanbornville, a village in the town of Wakefield, New Hampshire. The river turns south, paralleling New Hampshire Route 16, passes through the village of Union, and turns southeast to reach the Salmon Falls River in Northeast Pond, within the town of Milton.

A significant tributary is Jones Brook.

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