Ela River

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Ela River
ElaRiverNH.jpg
Wetland on the Ela River in New Durham, NH
Ela River is located in New Hampshire
Ela River
Ela River is located in the United States
Ela River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyStrafford
TownsNew Durham, Farmington
Physical characteristics
SourceColdrain Pond
 • locationNew Durham
 • coordinates43°27′3″N 71°8′34″W / 43.45083°N 71.14278°W / 43.45083; -71.14278
 • elevation668 ft (204 m)
MouthCocheco River
 • location
Farmington
 • coordinates
43°23′20″N 71°4′12″W / 43.38889°N 71.07000°W / 43.38889; -71.07000Coordinates: 43°23′20″N 71°4′12″W / 43.38889°N 71.07000°W / 43.38889; -71.07000
 • elevation
278 ft (85 m)
Length10.6 mi (17.1 km)

The Ela River is a 10.6-mile-long (17.1 km)[1] river in eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Cocheco River, part of the Piscataqua River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The river begins at Coldrain Pond in New Durham, New Hampshire, 4 miles (6 km) east of Lake Winnipesaukee. Flowing south through Club Pond, the river turns southeast and descends to Farmington, where it joins the Cocheco. New Hampshire Route 11 parallels the river for most of its southeasterly course.

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