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South Branch Piscataquog River
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The South Branch in New Boston, NH
South Branch Piscataquog River is located in New Hampshire
South Branch Piscataquog River
South Branch Piscataquog River is located in the United States
South Branch Piscataquog River
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Hillsborough
Towns Francestown, Lyndeborough, New Boston, Goffstown
Physical characteristics
Main source Pleasant Pond
Francestown
817 ft (249 m)
43°1′27″N 71°49′3″W / 43.02417°N 71.81750°W / 43.02417; -71.81750
River mouth Piscataquog River
Goffstown
290 ft (88 m)
43°1′23″N 71°37′23″W / 43.02306°N 71.62306°W / 43.02306; -71.62306
Length 20.5 mi (33.0 km)
Basin features
Tributaries

The South Branch of the Piscataquog River is a 20.5-mile-long (33.0 km) river located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Piscataquog River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

The South Branch of the Piscataquog begins at the outlet of Pleasant Pond in Francestown, New Hampshire. The river travels south-southeast until entering New Boston, where it turns northeast to flow to the Piscataquog River just over the town line in Goffstown. For most of its route, the South Branch passes through rolling, hilly country, occasionally dropping over small waterfalls. New Hampshire Route 13 follows the river closely from New Boston to Goffstown.

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