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