Turkey River (New Hampshire)

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Turkey River
TurkeyRiverNH.jpg
The Turkey River near St. Paul's School
Turkey River (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Turkey River (New Hampshire)
Turkey River (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Turkey River (New Hampshire)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyMerrimack
City and townConcord, Bow
Physical characteristics
SourceLittle Turkey Pond
 • locationConcord
 • coordinates43°11′36″N 71°35′20″W / 43.19333°N 71.58889°W / 43.19333; -71.58889
 • elevation325 ft (99 m)
MouthMerrimack River
 • location
Bow
 • coordinates
43°10′9″N 71°31′27″W / 43.16917°N 71.52417°W / 43.16917; -71.52417Coordinates: 43°10′9″N 71°31′27″W / 43.16917°N 71.52417°W / 43.16917; -71.52417
 • elevation
225 ft (69 m)
Length6.1 mi (9.8 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftBow Brook

The Turkey River is a 6.1-mile-long (9.8 km)[1] stream located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.

The source of the Turkey River is the outlet of Little Turkey Pond in Concord, New Hampshire. The river travels southeast through the campus of St. Paul's School, winding through the outskirts of Concord, and entering Bow before joining the Merrimack near the junction of Interstate 93 and Interstate 89. In May 2006 record amounts of rainfall over two days caused the Turkey River to flood the campus of St. Paul's School,[2][3] forcing the school year to be ended prematurely.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ Brown, Jana. "Timeline, Stories of the Flood". St. Paul's School. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  3. ^ Zezima, Katie. "New England Deluged by Worst Flooding in Decades". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  4. ^ Tirrell-Wysocki, David. "The Associated Press Flooding closing St. Paul's School; students flying home". Boston.com. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 19 March 2021.