Chepachet River

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The Chepachet River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows 5.2 miles (8.4 km).[1] There are eight dams along the river's length.[2]


The river rises from Cherry Valley Pond in Glocester. From there it flows to Keech Pond and Smith & Sayles Reservoir, then north to Burrillville where it converges with the Clear River to form the Branch River.


Below is a list of all crossings over the Chepachet River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

  • Glocester
    • Chopmist Hill Road (RI 102)
    • Lake View Drive
    • Chestnut Hill Road
    • Putnam Pike (RI 102/U.S. 44)
  • Burrillville
    • Gazza Road
    • Mapleville Main Street


In addition to many unnamed tributaries, the following brooks also feed the Chepachet:

  • Peckham Brook
  • Saunders Brook
  • Stingo Brook
  • Sucker Brook

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ Governor's Task Force on Dam Safety and Maintenance – Final Report, January 2001