Swift River (Saco River tributary)

The Swift River is a 25.6 miles (41.2 km)[1] river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Saco River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean in Maine.

The Swift River rises in the township of Livermore, New Hampshire, on the eastern side of Kancamagus Pass, and flows east into a broad valley, surrounded by mountains, known as the Albany Intervale. Leaving the intervale, the river enters a narrow gorge, passing over two sets of small waterfalls, and continues east through the town of Albany to the Saco River at Conway.

The river is paralleled for its entire length by New Hampshire Route 112, the scenic Kancamagus Highway.

Swift River
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Covered bridge over the Swift River at Conway, NH
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
RegionWhite Mountains
Physical characteristics
SourceKancamagus Pass, New Hampshire
 ⁃ coordinates44°01′15″N 71°29′33″W / 44.0208°N 71.4924°W
MouthConway, New Hampshire
 ⁃ coordinates
43°59′01″N 71°07′04″W / 43.9837°N 71.1179°WCoordinates: 43°59′01″N 71°07′04″W / 43.9837°N 71.1179°W
Length25.6 mi (41.2 km)

See also

References

  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine

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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.

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