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Nubanusit Brook
USACE MacDowell Lake and Dam.jpg
Edward MacDowell Dam and Lake on Nubanusit Brook
Country United States
State New Hampshire
Counties Cheshire, Hillsborough
Towns Nelson, Harrisville, Dublin, Peterborough
Physical characteristics
Main source Nubanusit Lake
Nelson
1,375 ft (419 m)
River mouth Contoocook River
Peterborough
710 ft (220 m)
Length 14.3 mi (23.0 km)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Jaquith Brook
  • Right:
    Brickyard Brook, Brush Brook

Nubanusit Brook is a 14.3-mile-long (23.0 km) stream in southern New Hampshire in the United States. The brook begins at the outlet of Nubanusit Lake in Nelson. It is a tributary of the Contoocook River, part of the Merrimack River watershed. The brook flows south into Harrisville, interrupted by Harrisville Pond and Skatutakee Lake, then east to the MacDowell Reservoir (constructed for flood control) in Peterborough. The brook turns south, passes the village of West Peterborough, and reaches the Contoocook River after passing through Peterborough village.

Nubanusit Brook was important to the establishment and development of Harrisville and Peterborough because many dams were built along it to provide water power to mills. These included substantial textile mills in Harrisville, West Peterborough, and Peterborough, as well as smaller mills along the brook's course.

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