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In response to the 2006 avulsion on the Suncook River and the ongoing channel instability impacts and threats to infrastructure, Inter-Fluve, Inc. has developed plans designed to protect the Route 4 Bridge on the Suncook River and the Black Hall Road Crossing over Leighton Brook in Epsom, NH.  Working closely with New Hampshire state agencies, federal project partners, and local stakeholders, river restoration experts and engineers from Inter-Fluve, Inc. have developed plans that will stabilize the channels in the Suncook River and Leighton Brook in the Town of Epsom, NH in order to provide long-term infrastructure and private property protection against the ongoing river adjustments that were triggered by the 2006 avulsion on the Suncook River.  The Suncook River and Leighton Brook designs and construction plans are now available for the public to view and will be discussed in detail at a public meeting on July 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Epsom Town Office Meeting Room.  For more information on the plans and the upcoming meeting, please contact Steve Landry at NHDES (603) 271-2969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

 

Suncook River Corridor Map

 

The Suncook River Community Planning Team, formed in 2010 with Town officials and emergency management personnel in the five lower Suncook communities, has been working together to promote regional hazard mitigation and resource planning along the Suncook River. This group identified a need for continued regional communication and cooperation on a variety of matters relating to the River.

 

The Suncook River is an extremely dynamic system possessing many resources vital to local communities. Historically and currently, the river has shaped patterns of settlement in the area. Several hydroelectric dams operate along the Suncook, and the Towns of Epsom, Pembroke, and Allenstown all depend upon aquifers adjacent to the river for public water supplies. The river is used recreationally by paddlers, anglers, hikers, and wildlife watchers. It also provides a habitat corridor for wildlife. In sum, the Suncook River represents an important regional resource whose water quality, quantity, and flow directly affect residents and users throughout the region. 

 

 

About This Website

 

This website is intended to provide information to the public about the nomination of the Suncook River. It also contains records and resources relating to the activities of the former Community Planning Team, which met actively during 2010-2011. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Senior Planner at CNHRPC if you have any questions.

 

Photo Above: The Suncook River in Pittsfield. Courtesy of Mark Wallace.

 

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