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The Chepachet River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows 5.2 miles (8.4 km). There are eight dams along the river's length.


The river rises from Cherry Valley Pond in Glocester. From there it flows to Keech Pond and Smith & Sayles Reservoir, then north to Burrillville where it converges with the Clear River to form the Branch River.


Below is a list of all crossings over the Chepachet River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

  • Glocester
    • Chopmist Hill Road (RI 102)
    • Lake View Drive
    • Chestnut Hill Road
    • Putnam Pike (RI 102/U.S. 44)
  • Burrillville
    • Gazza Road
    • Mapleville Main Street


In addition to many unnamed tributaries, the following brooks also feed the Chepachet:

  • Peckham Brook
  • Saunders Brook
  • Stingo Brook
  • Sucker Brook
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