To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suncook River
The Suncook River in the center of Suncook, NH
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesBelknap, Merrimack
TownsGilmanton, Barnstead, Pittsfield, Chichester, Epsom, Pembroke, Allenstown
Physical characteristics
SourceCrystal Lake
 • locationGilmanton Ironworks
 • coordinates43°26′9″N 71°18′13″W / 43.43583°N 71.30361°W / 43.43583; -71.30361
 • elevation623 ft (190 m)
MouthMerrimack River
 • location
 • coordinates
43°7′39″N 71°27′50″W / 43.12750°N 71.46389°W / 43.12750; -71.46389
 • elevation
195 ft (59 m)
Length35.7 mi (57.5 km)
Basin features
 • leftWebster Stream, Big River, Crooked Run, Little Suncook River, Bear Brook, Boat Meadow Brook
 • rightKelley Brook, Perry Brook

The Suncook River is a 35.7-mile-long (57.5 km)[1] river located in central New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/1
  • Top Rapid (IV) of the Little Suncook River - Epsom, NH



The Suncook River begins at the outlet of Crystal Lake in the town of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. The village of Gilmanton Ironworks is located at the lake's outlet. The Suncook flows south two miles to the Suncook Lakes (Upper and Lower) in Barnstead. Below the lakes, the river passes through the village of Center Barnstead and enters the town of Pittsfield, whose village is centered on a 19th century dam on the river.

The river continues south through the towns of Chichester and Epsom, and then forms the town boundary between Pembroke and Allenstown. Shortly before reaching the Merrimack River, the Suncook drops 70 feet (21 m) in 0.5 miles (0.80 km), a natural waterpower site that led to the growth of the village of Suncook.

2006 flood

On May 16, 2006, the Suncook River, responding to the highest rainfall amounts in at least 70 years (more than 8 inches (200 mm) dropped by a low-pressure system in three days on Concord, New Hampshire), rose to flood level and backed up behind an old mill dam, which produced a shallowly-sloping pool that overtopped a sand and gravel quarry, connected with a downstream section of channel, and cut a new shorter channel at 25–50 meters per hour in the town of Epsom.[2] Two previous channels, around Bear Island, were left dry. The new river course, approximately a mile long, is the largest channel change in a river in New Hampshire since systematic topographic mapping began in the state in the early 20th century.[3]

The old and new channels of the Suncook River, as seen from space

On September 3, 2018, there was news that work had begun to stabilize the Suncook River in its new course.[4]

Artistic tributes

In 1934, the American composer Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), who spent time with his maternal family members in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, during his youth, wrote a fantasy for cello and piano entitled Legend of the Sunkook [sic] Valley (Op. 1, no. 4).

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ Perignon, M. C. (2007). Mechanisms governing avulsions in transient landscapes: Analysis of the May 2006 Suncook River Avulsion in Epsom, New Hampshire (S.B. Thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  3. ^ Alarkon, Walter (June 4, 2006). "A river doesn't run through it". Concord Monitor. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  4. ^ Brooks, David (11 October 2017). "Work begins to stabilize Suncook River in Epsom, 11 years after Mother's Day Flood". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
This page was last edited on 25 August 2022, at 13:21
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.