South Branch Piscataquog River

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South Branch Piscataquog River
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The South Branch in New Boston, NH
South Branch Piscataquog River is located in New Hampshire
South Branch Piscataquog River
South Branch Piscataquog River is located in the United States
South Branch Piscataquog River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyHillsborough
TownsFrancestown, Lyndeborough, New Boston, Goffstown
Physical characteristics
SourcePleasant Pond
 • locationFrancestown
 • coordinates43°1′27″N 71°49′3″W / 43.02417°N 71.81750°W / 43.02417; -71.81750
 • elevation817 ft (249 m)
MouthPiscataquog River
 • location
Goffstown
 • coordinates
43°1′23″N 71°37′23″W / 43.02306°N 71.62306°W / 43.02306; -71.62306Coordinates: 43°1′23″N 71°37′23″W / 43.02306°N 71.62306°W / 43.02306; -71.62306
 • elevation
290 ft (88 m)
Length20.5 mi (33.0 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftMiddle Branch Piscataquog
 • rightCollins Brook, Rand Brook, Cold Brook, Lords Brook, Meadow Brook

The South Branch of the Piscataquog River is a 20.5-mile-long (33.0 km)[1] river located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Piscataquog River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

The South Branch of the Piscataquog begins at the outlet of Pleasant Pond in Francestown, New Hampshire. The river travels south-southeast until entering New Boston, where it turns northeast to flow to the Piscataquog River just over the town line in Goffstown. For most of its route, the South Branch passes through rolling, hilly country, occasionally dropping over small waterfalls. New Hampshire Route 13 follows the river closely from New Boston to Goffstown.

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