Pachaug River Article

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PACHAUG RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

41°36′18″N 71°58′49″W / 41.6050°N 71.9802°W / 41.6050; -71.9802

The Pachaug River is a 16.0-mile-long (25.7 km) [1] river arising from the Pachaug State Forest at the Connecticut - Rhode Island border and draining into the Quinebaug River. It is crossed by the Ashland Mill Bridge in Griswold, Connecticut, a bridge which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. [2]


The Pachaug River was used by the Mohegan Indians, who constructed stone weirs to direct the water flow and funnel fish to the center of the stream for trapping. [3]

In 1974 and 1977, a fishing advisory said it was in good to excellent fishing location. [4] [5]

In the 1970s, a plan was drawn up to pump 7.5 million gallons of water a day from the river into the Rattlesnack Brook, which in turn would feed the Broad Brook. [6]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Hopeville Pond State Park Griswold". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Fishing Advisory Issued by State". The Day. 9 May 1974. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Fishing Advisory Issued by State". The Day. 6 May 1977. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  6. ^ "New London to Explore Sale of Water System". The Day. 26 January 1971. Retrieved 1 April 2014.