Dead Diamond River

The Dead Diamond River is an 18.7-mile-long (30.1 km)[1] river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. Its water enters the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Maine by passing through the Magalloway, Androscoggin, and Kennebec rivers.

The Dead Diamond River is formed in the township of Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, New Hampshire by the juncture of the Middle Branch and the East Branch of the Dead Diamond. It is quickly joined by the West Branch of the Dead Diamond and heads south through logging country. The Little Dead Diamond River joins from the west at Hell Gate, a set of rapids, just before the Dead Diamond enters the Dartmouth College Grant. The river traverses the length of the college grant before reaching the Magalloway River near the Maine border. The Swift Diamond River is a significant tributary which joins the Dead Diamond shortly upstream of the Magalloway.

Coordinates: 44°52′32″N 71°03′01″W / 44.8756°N 71.0504°W

Dead Diamond River
The Dead Diamond River at Gate Camp, Second College Grant, NH

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References

  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
Diamond River

Diamond River may refer to:

Diamond Brook

Geum River

East Branch Dead Diamond River

The East Branch of the Dead Diamond River is a 12.7-mile (20.4 km) long (20.4 km) river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.The East Branch of the Dead Diamond River rises in the town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire between 3,627-foot (1,106 m) Stub Hill and 3,230-foot (980 m) Diamond Ridge. Nearly the entire length of the river is in Pittsburg, with a small portion at its southern end in the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant. A highlight along the river are the 40-foot (12 m) high Garfield Falls.

List of rivers of New Hampshire

This is a list of rivers and significant streams in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.

All watercourses named "River" (freshwater or tidal) are listed here, as well as other streams which are either subject to the New Hampshire Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act or are more than 10 miles (16 km) long. New Hampshire rivers and streams qualify for state shoreland protection (and are listed here in bold) if they are fourth-order or larger water bodies, based on the Strahler method of stream order classification.

Little Dead Diamond River

The Little Dead Diamond River is a 7.1-mile (11.4 km) long river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The Little Dead Diamond River rises in the town of Clarksville, New Hampshire near the north end of Crystal Mountain, a seven mile long ridge with elevations ranging from 2,400 to 3,300 feet above sea level. Mount Pisgah (3,081 ft) lies just to the north of the headwaters. The river flows east into the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, where it is joined by its west branch. The river then enters the Dartmouth College Grant and is joined by its south branch. The Little Dead Diamond then turns north, reenters the Atkinson and Gilmanton Grant, and joins the Dead Diamond River near the rapids and old logging camp known as Hell Gate.

Magalloway River

The Magalloway River is a river in northwestern Maine and northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows to the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine, near the Atlantic Ocean. The total length of the river is 30 miles (48 km), or 48 miles (77 km) if the distances across intervening lakes are included.

The Magalloway River rises near the extreme northwestern corner of Maine, at the juncture of the West Branch and the Second East Branch of the Magalloway. The river flows south through logging country to 2.5-mile (4.0 km)-long Parmachenee Lake, then descends for another 2.6 miles (4.2 km) to the 15-mile (24 km)-long Aziscohos Lake. Below the lake dam, the Magalloway turns west and descends 250 feet (76 m) in 2 miles (3.2 km) to the village of Wilsons Mills, Maine, before once again turning south, now along the New Hampshire-Maine border. The river ends where it joins the outlet of Umbagog Lake, forming the Androscoggin River.

Tributaries of the Magalloway include the West Branch, the Second East Branch, the First East Branch, the Little Magalloway River, and the Dead Diamond River. The Magalloway passes through the townships of Parmachenee, Lynchtown, Parkertown, Lincoln, and Magalloway Plantation in Maine, and the townships of Second College Grant and Wentworth's Location in New Hampshire.

Its name is from some Native American language, meaning "large tail".

Middle Branch Dead Diamond River

The Middle Branch of the Dead Diamond River is a 9.0-mile (14.5 km) long river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the East Branch of the Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The Middle Branch flows for most of its length through Pittsburg, the northernmost town in New Hampshire. It flows southeast through a wide valley between Magalloway Mountain (3,383 feet above sea level) to the south and Diamond Ridge (3,230 ft) to the north. The river then turns south and flows parallel to the East Branch of the Dead Diamond, finally joining it in the Atkinson and Gilmanton Grant, less than one mile upstream from the confluence of the East Branch and the West Branch of the Dead Diamond.

South Branch Little Dead Diamond River

The South Branch of the Little Dead Diamond River is a 4.3-mile (6.9 km) long river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Little Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The river rises in the township of Dix's Grant on the eastern slopes of Crystal Mountain, a seven mile long ridge. The river flows northeast into the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, then joins the Little Dead Diamond in the Dartmouth College Grant.

Swift Diamond River

The Swift Diamond River is a 17.8-mile-long (28.6 km) river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The Swift Diamond River rises in the town of Stewartstown, New Hampshire, at the outlet of Diamond Pond within Coleman State Park. The river flows southeast and then east through mountainous and heavily forested terrain, where the chief land use is logging. The river passes through the townships of Dixville and Dix's Grant before joining the Dead Diamond River in the Dartmouth College Grant.

West Branch Dead Diamond River

The West Branch of the Dead Diamond River is a 2.7-mile (4.3 km) long river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The West Branch of the Dead Diamond River rises in the town of Clarksville, New Hampshire, at the juncture of Rowell and Hellgate Brooks. Flowing southeast, it passes through a corner of the town of Pittsburg before joining the Dead Diamond in the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant.

West Branch Little Dead Diamond River

The West Branch of the Little Dead Diamond River is a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) long river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Little Dead Diamond River, located in the Androscoggin River watershed of Maine and New Hampshire.

The river rises in the town of Clarksville on the eastern slopes of Crystal Mountain, a seven mile long ridge. The river, never larger than a brook, flows northeast into the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, where it joins the Little Dead Diamond River.

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