Pocasset River (Rhode Island)

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The Pocasset River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows 12.4 miles (20.0 km).[1] There are five dams along the river's length.[2]


The Pocasset River rises between Brown Avenue and Belfield Drive in Johnston. It continues in a southeasterly direction through Johnston and Cranston, to the city line with Warwick, where it converges with the Pawtuxet River.


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

  • Johnston
    • Belfield Drive
    • Interstate 295
    • Memorial Avenue
    • Hartford Avenue (U.S. 6A)
    • Johnston Plaza
    • Atwood Avenue
    • U.S. 6
    • Central Avenue
    • Morgan Avenue
    • Morgan Mill Road
    • Plainfield Street (RI 14)
  • Cranston
    • Pocasset Cemetery Access Road
    • Cranston Street
    • Bike Path
    • Dyer Avenue
    • Park Avenue (RI 12)
    • Reservoir Avenue (RI 2)
    • Garden City Drive
    • Pontiac Avenue


Dry and Simmons Brooks are the only two named tributaries of the Pocasset River, though there are many unnamed streams that also feed it.

See also[edit]


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