Flat River (South Branch Pawtuxet River)

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The Flat River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 8.2 miles (13.2 km).[1] There are no dams along the river's length.


The river is formed in Coventry by the confluence of Sawmill and Pine Swamp brooks. The river flows east to converge with the Big River to form the South Branch Pawtuxet River in the area now flooded by the Flat River Reservoir.


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

  • Coventry
    • Maple Valley Road
    • Franklin Road
    • Hammete Road
    • Maple Valley Road
    • Flat River Road (RI 117)


Above Flat River Reservoir, the tributaries of the Flat River include: Turkey Meadow Brook, Negro Sawmill Brook, Pine Swamp Brook, Whaley Brook, and McCuster Brook, as well as various other unnamed streams.

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