Nepaug River Article

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Nepaug River
Nepash

Nepash River
View of the Nepaug Reservoir facing south from the Nepaug Dam.jpg
View of the Nepaug Reservoir facing south from the Nepaug Dam in New Hartford, Connecticut.
Location
Country United States
State Connecticut
Physical characteristics
Source North Nepaug Brook
 - location Bakerville, Litchfield County, Connecticut
2nd sourceCedar Swamp Brook
 - location Bakerville, Litchfield County, Connecticut
3rd source Nepaug Reservoir
Source confluenceconfluence of North Nepaug Brook and Cedar Swamp Brook
 - locationNew Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Mouthconfluence with Farmington River
 - location
Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut
 - coordinates
41°49′41.0″N 72°55′45.5″W / 41.828056°N 72.929306°W / 41.828056; -72.929306
NEPAUG RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

41°49′41.0″N 72°55′45.5″W / 41.828056°N 72.929306°W / 41.828056; -72.929306
Length10.6 mi (17.1 km), from confluence of North Nepaug Brook and Cedar Swamp Brook to mouth.

The Nepaug River begins at the confluence of North Nepaug Brook and Cedar Swamp Brook about 1 mile east of Bakerville, Connecticut.

It runs for 10.6 miles (17.1 km) to the Farmington River about a half mile south of Cherry Brook, Connecticut. [1]

A popular whitewater paddling route begins along Dings Road about 1/10 of a mile downstream from the start of the Nepaug River. This river run is between Class I-II whitewater until the U.S. Route 202 bridge. The river then next enters the Nepaug Reservoir at the northwest corner (GPS coordinates "41.81837, -72.96438").

The Nepaug Dam allows water to flow out of the Nepaug Reservoir.

The Nepaug Reservoir was created by the Nepaug Dam which is located at the northwest corner of the reservoir and is approximately one mile from the Farmington River. The final section of the Nepaug River carries the overflow from the Nepaug Dam east to the Farmington River at Collinsville (near Cherry Brook, Connecticut). The Reservoir is managed by the Metropolitan District Commission.

The Nepaug Reservoir is approximately two miles long from north to south and approximately one mile wide from east to west.

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011

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