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Estuarine Science

Fresh Water Input to Narragansett Bay
Pawtuxet River

The Pawtuxet River begins in the hills of western Rhode Island and flows through five communities, Coventry, Cranston, Scituate, Warwick and West Warwick. The watershed includes a total of 12 Rhode Island communities. The Pawtuxet River empties into Narragansett Bay in Pawtuxet Village, located between the cities of Warwick and Cranston, RI. For more information about the Pawtuxet River go to the Pawtuxet River Authority web page: http://www.pawtuxet.org/

The Pawtuxet River Watershed

Click for a map of the Pawtuxet River Watershed.

Water flow in the Pawtuxet River at the USGS stream gauge station at Cranston, RI (http://ma.water.usgs.gov/)


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