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Charles River
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The Longfellow Bridge crossing over the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge, in winter
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Charles, Mystic, and Neponset river watersheds
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Cities Hopkinton, Cambridge, Boston
Physical characteristics
Main source Echo Lake
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
350 ft (110 m)
River mouth Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
0 ft (0 m)
Length 80 mi (130 km)
Discharge
  • Minimum rate:
    0.1 cu ft/s (0.0028 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    302 cu ft/s (8.6 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    4,150 cu ft/s (118 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 308 sq mi (800 km2)

The Charles River is a river that runs between Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts. It is 80 miles long and starts at Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends at the Atlantic Ocean after feeding through the Boston Harbour.

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