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The Providence River
Providence River
is a tidal river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 8 miles (13 km). There are no dams along the river's length, although the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier
Fox Point Hurricane Barrier
is located south of downtown to protect the city of Providence from damaging tidal floods. The southern part of the river has been dredged at a cost of $65 million in federal and state funds to benefit nearby marinas and commercial shipping interests.[1] The Dutch called the Providence River
Providence River
the Nassau River. It was the northeastern limit of Dutch claims in the colonial era, owing to Adriaen Block's exploration of Narragansett Bay, from 1614 until the Hartford Treaty of 1650. It can, therefore, be regarded as the original boundary between the English New England
New England
colonies and the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

Contents

1 Course 2 Crossings 3 Tributaries 4 See also 5 References

Course[edit] The river is formed by the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers in downtown Providence. One half mile downstream, it is joined from the east by the Seekonk River
Seekonk River
and continues south. The cities of Providence, Cranston, and Warwick lie to the west of the river, while the city of East Providence and the town of Barrington lie to the east. At the narrows between Conimicut Point, in Warwick to the west and Nayatt Point in Barrington to the east, the Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse marks the entrance to the river from Narragansett Bay. Crossings[edit] Below is a list of all crossings over the Providence River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

Providence

Washington Place College Street Crawford Street Old Interstate 195 Point Street Bridge Fox Point Hurricane Barrier Providence River Bridge
Providence River Bridge
(I-195)

Tributaries[edit]

Seekonk River Pawtuxet River Moshassuck River Woonasquatucket River

See also[edit]

Green Jacket Shoal List of rivers in Rhode Island Warren River

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Providence River.

Maps from the United States
United States
Geological Survey Providence.edu Providence River
Providence River
Dredging
Dredging
Project Answer Sheet

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Providence River
Dredging
Dredging
Project: Breaking the Impasse through Partnering

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Providence River
Providence River
Watershed

Tributaries

Abbott Run Big River Blackstone River Branch River Bungay River Carr River Chepachet River Chockalog River Clear River Congdon River Flat River Mill River Millers River Mishnock River Moshassuck River Moswansicut River Mumford River Nipmuc River Nooseneck River North Branch Pawtuxet River Pascoag River Pawtuxet River Peters River Pocasset River Ponaganset River Providence River Quinsigamond River Seekonk River Sevenmile River South Branch Pawtuxet River Stillwater River Tannery River Ten Mile River Thacher River West River (MA) West River (RI) Wilde River Woonasquatucket River

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Rivers of Rhode Island

Narragansett Bay

Annaquatucket River Barrington River Hunt River Kickamuit River Maidford River Maiford River Maskerchugg River Mattatuxet River Palmer River Pettaquamscutt River Pine River Potowomut River Quaket River Runnins River Sakonnet River Saugatucket River Warren River

Pawcatuck River
Pawcatuck River
Watershed

Ashaway River Beaver River Chipuxet River Flat River (Wood) Green Fall River Pawcatuck River Queen River Usquepaug River Wood River

Providence River
Providence River
Watershed

Abbott Run Big River Blackstone River Branch River Carr River Chepachet River Chockalog River Clear River Congdon River Flat River (South Branch Pawtuxet) Mill River Millers River Mishnock River Moshassuck River Moswansicut River Nipmuc River Nooseneck River North Branch Pawtuxet River Pascoag River Pawtuxet River Peters River Pocasset River Ponaganset River Providence River Seekonk River Sevenmile River South Branch Pawtuxet River Stillwater River Ten Mile River West River Wilde River Woonasquatucket River

Thames River Watershed

Moosup River

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Narragansett Bay

Islands

Aquidneck Island Conanicut Island Prudence Island Patience Island Hog Island Dutch Island Coaster's Harbor Island Cornelius Island Despair Island Dyer Island Fox Island Goat Island Gould Island Greene Island Hope Island Lime Rock Rabbit Island Rock Island Rose Island Starvegoat Island Whale Rock

Major rivers

Blackstone River Pawtuxet River Providence River Taunton River Sakonnet River Seekonk River

Cities & towns

Providence Newport Cranston Warwick East Providence Barrington Bristol East Greenwich Jamestown Middletown Narragansett North Kingstown Portsmouth Warren

Bridges

Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge Mount Hope Bridge Sakonnet River
Sakonnet River
Bridge Jame

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