Connecticut River is the largest river in New England with a total length of 410 miles. It runs through four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. It drains land covering a total area of about 11,250 square miles. The maximum depth of the river is 130 feet.
The depth is constantly changing because of the frequent rearrangement of its sediment. There are more than 350 cities and towns along its course. The two largest cities are Springfield and Hartford.
Quick Facts: –
- This river is named after the Pequot word ‘quinetucket’ which means long tidal river.
- The Connecticut River rises a few hundred yards south of the Canadian border at Fourth Connecticut Lake.
- It is spanned by the Cornish-Windsor Bridge which is the longest covered bridge in the United States.
- In 1998, a statement came from the White House to state that the river was named an American Heritage River.
- This river was discovered by Adriaen Black, a Dutch explorer, in 1614. He was the first European explorer to see the river.
- The drainage basin of the river lies between the spines of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
- There are a total of 13 dams on the mainstem of the upper course of the Connecticut River.
- Edward Winslow was the first Englishman to set foot on the river in 1632.
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