Ten Mile River (Seekonk River tributary)

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Ten Mile River (Seekonk River)
Ten Mile River, Attleborough Falls MA.jpg
At Freeman Street in North Attleborough
Ten Mile River Basin, Massachusetts (USGS).jpg
The Ten Mile River watershed within Massachusetts.
Location
CountryUnited States
StateRhode Island and Massachusetts
CountiesMassachusetts: Norfolk and Bristol counties.
Rhode Island: Providence County.
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationSavage Pond in Plainville, Massachusetts
 - coordinates42°01′16″N 71°21′28″W / 42.0210°N 71.3578°W / 42.0210; -71.3578
Mouth 
 - location
Seekonk River in East Providence, Rhode Island
 - coordinates
41°50′17″N 71°22′15″W / 41.8380°N 71.3708°W / 41.8380; -71.3708Coordinates: 41°50′17″N 71°22′15″W / 41.8380°N 71.3708°W / 41.8380; -71.3708
Length22 miles (35 km)
Basin size54 square miles (140 km2)
Basin features
River systemNarragansett Bay River System

The Ten Mile River is a river within the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It flows approximately 22 miles (35 km) and drains a watershed of 54 square miles (140 km2).[1]

The North Attleborough National Fish Hatchery is located in its upper reaches, and the river offers stocked trout fishing in the spring.

The Ten Mile River was badly polluted in the mid 1900s but has subsequently been remediated. Although there are still issues with metals and sediments in the water, the river and nearly all its tributaries are now designated as Class B waters (fishable, swimmable).

Course[edit]

The river begins at Savage Pond, near the corner of High and Chestnut Streets, in Plainville, Massachusetts. From there, it flows generally south through North Attleborough, Attleboro and Seekonk before entering Rhode Island and flowing through Pawtucket and East Providence where it flows over the Omega Dam into the Seekonk River.

Crossings[edit]

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

  • Plainville
    • High Street
    • Fuller Street
    • West Bacon Street
    • Cooney Avenue
  • North Attleborough
    • Broad Street
    • North Washington Street
    • Fisher Street
    • East Washington Street (U.S. 1) (Twice)
    • Chestnut Street
    • East Washington Street (U.S. 1)
    • Mount Hope Street
    • Towne Street
    • Freeman Street
    • Cedar Road
  • Attleboro
    • Interstate 295
    • Interstate 95
    • West Street
    • Water Street
    • Mechanic Street
    • Hodges Street
    • County Street (MA 123)
    • Wall Street
    • Olive Street
    • Lamb Street
    • Thacher Street
    • Tiffany Street
    • Bridge Street
  • Seekonk
    • Pond Street
  • Pawtucket
    • Central Avenue
    • Armistice Boulevard (RI 15)
  • East Providence
    • Newman Avenue (RI 152)
    • Pleasant Street
    • Pawtucket Avenue (U.S. 1A/RI 114)
    • North Broadway
    • Roger Williams Avenue

Tributaries[edit]

In addition to many unnamed tributaries, the following brooks and rivers feed the Ten Mile:

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