South Branch Baker River

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South Branch Baker River
South Branch Baker River is located in New Hampshire
South Branch Baker River
South Branch Baker River is located in the United States
South Branch Baker River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyGrafton
TownsOrange, Groton, Dorchester, Wentworth
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationOrange
 • coordinates43°40′48″N 71°54′53″W / 43.68000°N 71.91472°W / 43.68000; -71.91472
 • elevation2,450 ft (750 m)
MouthBaker River
 • location
Wentworth
 • coordinates
43°50′2″N 71°53′32″W / 43.83389°N 71.89222°W / 43.83389; -71.89222Coordinates: 43°50′2″N 71°53′32″W / 43.83389°N 71.89222°W / 43.83389; -71.89222
 • elevation
530 ft (160 m)
Length15.6 mi (25.1 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftBucks Brook, Merrill Brook, Rocky Brook

The South Branch of the Baker River is a 15.6-mile-long (25.1 km)[1] river located in western New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Baker River, part of the Pemigewasset River and Merrimack River watersheds.

The river rises in the town of Orange, New Hampshire, on high ground north of Mount Cardigan. It flows north through the southwest corner of the town of Groton and the eastern part of Dorchester, enters Wentworth, and drops rapidly to the Baker River.

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