Shunock River Article

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The Shunock River is a river belonging to Connecticut state in the United States of America. [1] [2] It is an eastward flowing river that joins the Pawcatuck River. [3] According to a 1978 study, the lower Shunock River valley had a good potential for sustainable exploitation of its ground water reserves. [4]


The name Shunock means a place where confluence of two rivers takes place in Native American language. [5] [6]

Town Hall Bridge

The Town Hall Bridge, on the main street of North Stonington, over the Shuncok was a National Register of Historic Places listed monument. It was washed away during the March 2010 floods on 30 March 2010. The bridge connected two parts of the town situated on either banks of the river. The bridge has been subsequently rebuilt, the two arch bridge having been replaced by a concrete single arc one. [7]

See also


  1. ^ Circular. The Survey. 1965. p. 1920. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ John Henry Frederick Feth (1965). Selected references on saline ground-water resources of the United States. U.S. Geological Survey. p. 1963. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ Estimated water use and availability in the Pawcatuck Basin, southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut, 1995-99. DIANE Publishing. p. 16. ISBN  978-1-4289-8392-2. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Geological Survey Professional Paper. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1973. p. 82. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  5. ^ Native American Place Names of Connecticut. Applewood Books. 1 March 2001. p. 44. ISBN  978-1-55709-540-4. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ William Bright (2004). Native American placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 435. ISBN  978-0-8061-3598-4. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  7. ^ Isaacs, Anna (2013-03-30). "At last, North Stonington bridges the gap". The Day. Connecticut. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

SHUNOCK RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

41°24′31″N 71°50′34″W / 41.4086°N 71.8427°W / 41.4086; -71.8427