List of rivers of Massachusetts

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List of rivers in Massachusetts (U.S. state).

All Massachusetts rivers flow to the Atlantic Ocean. The list is arranged by drainage basin from north to south, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name, arranged travelling upstream along the larger stream.

By drainage

Gulf of Maine north of Cape Ann

Merrimack River watershed

Massachusetts Bay

Boston Harbor watershed

Cape Cod Bay

Map showing Cape Cod Bay and other major waters off Massachusetts

Nantucket Sound

Martha's Vineyard

Buzzards Bay

Narragansett Bay

Taunton River watershed
Blackstone River watershed

Long Island Sound

Connecticut River watershed
Housatonic River watershed
Hoosic River watershed

New York Harbor


See also


  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • Professor Higbee's Stream Map of New England. (1995). Vivid Publishing, Inc..

External links

Media related to Rivers of Massachusetts at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Assessment Data for the State of Massachusetts Year 2006", Environmental Protection Agency.
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