Otter Brook (Ashuelot River tributary)

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Otter Brook
USACE Otter Brook Lake and Dam.jpg
Otter Brook Lake and Dam in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Otter Brook (Ashuelot River tributary) is located in New Hampshire
Otter Brook (Ashuelot River tributary)
Otter Brook (Ashuelot River tributary) is located in the United States
Otter Brook (Ashuelot River tributary)
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
Towns and cityStoddard, Nelson, Sullivan, Roxbury, Keene
Physical characteristics
SourceChandler Meadow
 • locationStoddard
 • coordinates43°3′24″N 72°7′57″W / 43.05667°N 72.13250°W / 43.05667; -72.13250
 • elevation1,276 ft (389 m)
MouthThe Branch
 • location
 • coordinates
42°54′53″N 72°14′16″W / 42.91472°N 72.23778°W / 42.91472; -72.23778Coordinates: 42°54′53″N 72°14′16″W / 42.91472°N 72.23778°W / 42.91472; -72.23778
 • elevation
560 ft (170 m)
Length13.2 mi (21.2 km)
Basin features
 • leftWheeler Brook, Roaring Brook
 • rightRobinson Brook, Davis Brook, Bolster Brook, Spaulding Brook, Hubbard Brook, Ferry Brook

Otter Brook is a 13.2-mile-long (21.2 km)[1] river located in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of The Branch of the Ashuelot River, itself a tributary of the Connecticut River, which flows to Long Island Sound.

Otter Brook begins at Chandler Meadow, in the town of Stoddard, New Hampshire. It flows southwest through the towns of Nelson, Sullivan, and Roxbury, eventually entering the city of Keene, where it joins Minnewawa Brook to form The Branch.

The brook passes through Ellis Reservoir (a small lake in Sullivan) and Otter Brook Lake, a flood control reservoir built on the boundary between Keene and Roxbury. The dam which created Otter Brook lake was completed in 1958.[2] From the village of East Sullivan to Otter Brook Lake, the brook is followed by New Hampshire Route 9.

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ "US Army Corps of Engineers - Otter Brook Lake". Archived from the original on 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-03-19.