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Ten Mile River

Description

Image of black-and-white lantern slide of Ten Mile River.

The Ten Mile River is a river within the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It flows approximately 22 miles (35 km) and drains a watershed of 54 square miles (140 km2).

The North Attleborough National Fish Hatchery is located in its upper reaches, and the river offers stocked trout fishing in the spring. The Ten Mile River was badly polluted in the mid 1900s but has subsequently been remediated. Although there are still issues with metals and sediments in the water, the river and nearly all its tributaries are now designated as Class B waters (fishable, swimmable).

The river begins at Savage Pond, near the corner of High and Chestnut Streets, in Plainville, Massachusetts. From there, it flows generally south through North Attleborough, Attleboro and Seekonk before entering Rhode Island and flowing through Pawtucket and East Providence where it flows over the Omega Dam into the Seekonk River.
Source: Ten Mile River (Seekonk River)-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creator

Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Photographer: Oliver Kendall Jr.

Source

2011-15

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1901 November

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Photographer: Oliver Kendall Jr., "Ten Mile River," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #449, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/449 (accessed September 16, 2014).