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Spicket River
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Bridge on Osgood St in Methuen, MA
Spicket River is located in Massachusetts
Spicket River
Spicket River is located in New Hampshire
Spicket River
Spicket River is located in the United States
Spicket River
Country United States
States New Hampshire, Massachusetts
County Rockingham, NH
Essex, MA
Towns and city Derry, NH, Salem, NH; Methuen, MA, Lawrence, MA
Physical characteristics
Main source Island Pond
Derry, NH
205 ft (62 m)
42°51′27″N 71°12′48″W / 42.85750°N 71.21333°W / 42.85750; -71.21333
River mouth Merrimack River
Methuen, MA
31 ft (9.4 m)
42°42′22″N 71°8′47″W / 42.70611°N 71.14639°W / 42.70611; -71.14639
Length 17.7 mi (28.5 km)
Basin features
  • Left:
    Providence Hill Brook, Captain Pond Brook, World End Brook
  • Right:
    Widow Harris Brook, Policy Brook

The Spicket River is a 17.7-mile-long (28.5 km) river located in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States. It is a left tributary of the Merrimack River, part of the Gulf of Maine watershed. It is sometimes spelled "Spickett".

The Spicket River begins at the outlet of Island Pond in Derry, New Hampshire, and flows south into Salem, New Hampshire, passing through the Arlington Mill Reservoir. The river continues through Salem, encountering copious suburban development, and enters the city of Methuen, Massachusetts, where it drops nearly 100 feet (30 m) in elevation over a series of dams on its way to the Merrimack River in Lawrence.

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