The Batten Kill, Battenkill, or Battenkill River is a 59.4-mile-long river rising in Vermont that flows into New York and is a tributary of the Hudson River. As "kill" means a creek, the name "Battenkill River" is pleonastic; the mouth of the Batten Kill is in Easton, New York, the source of the river is in East Dorset, Vermont. The river is known for its fishing; the Shushan Covered Bridge crosses it at one point, the headquarters of the Orvis Corporation are located along its course. The Battenkill valley is home to the Tour of the Battenkill, the largest road cycling race in North America; the Native American name for the river is either Ondawa. Mad Tom Brook Bourn Brook Lye Brook Mill Brook Warm Brook Green River Camden Creek Black Creek Whittaker Brook Hartshorn Brook The Batten Kill rises in East Dorset and flows south with Mad Tom Brook soon joining it from the southern slope of Mount Tabor, it flows in a southwesterly direction to Arlington and in a westerly direction, entering New York.
The river continues west, forming the boundary between the towns of Jackson and Salem, turning north at the hamlet of Shushan. Turning west again at Greenwich Junction, the river becomes the boundary between Jackson and the town of Greenwich, passing the hamlets of East Greenwich and Center Falls before reaching the village of Greenwich; the Batten Kill continues as the boundary between Greenwich and the town of Easton, past the hamlet of Middle Falls and ends at the Hudson River, at a point one mile north of Schuylerville. From source to mouth following the major windings, the river measures 59.4 miles. The length of the river in Vermont is 28 miles; the Vermont portion of the Batten Kill watershed drains much of the northern portion of Bennington County and includes an area of 200 square miles. The New York portion of the watershed covers 207 square miles; the Vermont portion of the Batten Kill watershed is mountainous and forested. The tributaries are, for the most part, wooded and narrow. National Forest Service land in this watershed is 44,000 acres.
The average yearly rainfall over the entire basin area is 42.9 inches. The following river and tributary descriptions for the Vermont portion of the basin were taken in part from the United States Geological Survey publication Surface Waters of Vermont. Mad Tom Brook rises on the southern slope of Mount Tabor in the northwestern part of the town of Peru at an altitude of 2,900 feet above sea level, it flows southward and south-westward to East Dorset where it joins the beginning of the Batten Kill from the north. Its length is about 5.5 miles, its fall is about 2,100 feet. The West Branch rises on the northern slope of Bear Mountain in the southeastern part of the town of Rupert at an altitude of about 2,500 feet above sea level, it flows eastward about 2 miles turns and flows southeastward to near Manchester Center. The West Branch has a length of about 9 miles and a fall of 1,800 feet, of which 1,600 feet occurs in the first 2 miles. Bourn Brook rises in Bourn Pond in the northeastern part of the town of Sunderland at an altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level.
It flows somewhat east of north for about 2 miles and takes a northwesterly course to its junction with the Batten Kill half a mile south of Manchester Center. Its length is about 6 miles and fall about 1,800 feet of which 1,300 feet of drop occurs within 1.5 miles in the middle of its course. Lye Brook rises in Lye Brook Meadows in the northeastern part of Sunderland at an elevation of 2,640 feet above sea level, it flows in a northerly direction about 5 miles turns abruptly and flows southwestward to its junction with the Batten Kill. Its length is 6.2 miles, its fall is 1,900 feet, of which 1,800 feet occurs in the northward flowing stretch. Mill Brook rises near the center of Sunderland at an altitude of 2,550 feet above sea level and flows southwestward and northwestward to its junction with the Batten Kill at Sunderland, its length is 4.5 miles and its fall about 1,920 feet, of which 1,600 feet occurs within 2.5 miles of the head of the stream. The Green River flows southward from its source, west of Manchester, passing through Sandgate, 814 feet above sea level and winding to its junction with the Batten Kill on the south side of State Route 313 at West Arlington.
Camden Creek flows south to southwest from its source, just east of the New York state line, near West Sandgate. A little less than one mile south of its source, it is joined by Terry Brook, which flows in from the east; the creek runs south-southwest through the Camden Valley, crossing into Washington County, NY. It is joined by West Camden Creek from the north about one quarter mile from its junction with the Batten Kill on the north side of NY State Route 313, east of the hamlet of Shushan; the Batten Kill is home to four covered bridges, three of which are still in use today: West Arlington Bridge, VT, Eagleville Bridge, NY, Shushan Covered Bridge, NY and Rexleigh Covered Bridge, NY. The Shushan Covered Bridge is now a seasonal museum; the Batten Kill was supposed to be a fallback point for the British General Burgoyne's forces, but was never used and thus did not play a significant role in the battle. List of rivers of New York List of rivers of Vermont "Batten Kill". Geographic Names Information System.
United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. Fly fishing the Battenki
Bald Eagle Creek (West Branch Susquehanna River tributary)
For the Bald Eagle Creek in Blair County, see Bald Eagle Creek. Bald Eagle Creek is a 55.2-mile-long tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River in Centre County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Bald Eagle Creek runs through the Bald Eagle Valley at the foot of the Bald Eagle Mountain ridge to Lock Haven; the shorter Bald Eagle Creek runs south in the valley from the same headlands near the Blair County/Centre County line, terminating in the Little Juniata River in Tyrone. The main line of the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad short line runs along the full length of both Bald Eagle creeks. Interstate 80 crosses the creek between Snow Shoe and Bellefonte, U. S. Route 322 crosses between State College. Much of the Nittany Valley drains to the creek through water gaps in the Bald Eagle Mountain ridge. Located along the creek in Unionville is the Fisher Farm Site, a significant archaeological site. From southwest to northeast, downstream along the longer Bald Eagle Creek: Port Matilda Julian Unionville Milesburg Howard Beech Creek Mill Hall Flemington Lock Haven List of rivers of Pennsylvania Fishing Creek Beech Creek Spring Creek Wallace Run EPA Bald Eagle Watershed Profile U.
S. Geological Survey: PA stream gaging stations
Bayou Macon is a bayou in Arkansas and Louisiana. It begins in Desha County and flows south, between the Boeuf River to its west and the Mississippi River to its east, before joining Joe's Bayou south of Delhi in Richland Parish, Louisiana. Bayou Macon is about 218 miles long; the bayou area saw action during the American Civil War including from the 1st Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry in May 1863 in the areas known as Caledonia and Pin Hook. L. D. Knox of Winnsboro, a perennial Louisiana political candidate, owned 1,400 acres of Bayou Macon land which he hand cleared and cultivated in what he considered to have been an aberrant but advanced style of agriculture; the Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area comprises 6,919 acres in East Carroll Parish and was acquired by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 1991. Columbia Encyclopedia entry Bayou Macon watershed -- U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Bayou Macon watershed -- Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area "Bayou Macon".
Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-05
Barrington River (Rhode Island)
The Barrington River is a tidal extension of Runnins River in the U. S. states of Rhode Massachusetts. It flows 6 km. There are no dams along the river's length, it has historically been important for shellfishing and boating. Since May 1998, the river has been permanently closed to fishing due to fecal coliform pollution; the river begins at Hundred Acre Cove, fed to the north by Runnins River, where the river flows into Seekonk, Massachusetts. The river flows southeast to Barrington where it converges with the Warren River. Below is a list of all crossings over the Barrington River; the list goes downstream. Barrington Massasoit Avenue County Road Hundred Acre Cove, Barrington’s quintessential salt water marshes home to Osprey nests and Terrapin turtle nesting sites in this wide open ecosystem that serves as a filtration system to Narragansett Bay. Great Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets dot the banks and landscape of the tidal marsh. List of rivers in Rhode Island Runnins River Maps from the United States Geological Survey
The Barren River is a 135-mile-long river in western Kentucky, United States. It is the largest tributary of the Green River; the Barren River flows into the Green in northeast Warren County. List of Kentucky rivers U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Barren River
Baker River (New Hampshire)
The Baker River, or Asquamchumauke, is a 36.4-mile-long river in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire in the United States. It rises on the south side of Mount Moosilauke and runs south and east to empty into the Pemigewasset River in Plymouth; the river traverses the towns of Warren and Rumney. It is part of the Merrimack River watershed; the Baker River's name recalls Lt. Thomas Baker, whose company of 34 scouts from Northampton, Massachusetts passed down the river's valley in 1712 and destroyed a Pemigewasset Indian village, it was along this river on April 28, 1752 that John Stark and Amos Eastman were captured by Abenaki warriors and taken to Saint-François-du-Lac, near Montreal. John Stark's brother William Stark escaped, David Stinson was killed during the ambush. On the 1835 Thomas Bradford map of New Hampshire, the river is shown as "Bakers" River, originating on "Mooshillock Mtn." Tributaries greater than 5 miles long, listed from upstream end to downstream end of Baker River: Berry Brook Pond Brook South Branch Baker River Halls Brook Stinson BrookThere is a large fish hatchery on the Baker River in the town of Warren.
List of New Hampshire rivers
Bass River (Massachusetts)
Bass River is an estuary and village in South Yarmouth, United States. The estuary separates the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis at the central, southern sections of the towns. At its widest and most southerly point, it meets Nantucket Sound, its brackish, northwestern end flows into Follins Pond, from there winding further north as a brook, to Mill Pond an underground stream that nearly bisects Cape Cod. The mouth of the river is between Smugglers Beach on the Yarmouth side and West Dennis Beach on the Dennis side. West Dennis beach has become a popular site for kite boarding in the past few years. In the same way Kalmus Beach in Hyannis has become popular for windsurfing. Once inside the river, there is a large land mass covered with sea grass in the middle of, a large bay; the island is called'Marsh Island' by the locals. Marsh Island separates Bass River into two parts; the right side of the river, referred as the'Old Field Channel' goes towards West Dennis and the Fingers development. The left side is the main channel of the river passing Windmill Beach, Bass River Yacht Club, Ship Shops Marina and the prestigious Bass River Marina and Yacht Club.
After the marina, the river goes under the Route 28 bridge and winds 5 more miles deep into the cape. Bass River was once considered a viable location for a canal traversing Cape Cod and is the largest river the Mid-Cape Highway spans. Bass River is home to a friendly rivalry between West Dennis Yacht Club and the Bass River Yacht Club; these clubs compete against Hyannis Yacht Club, Wianno Yacht Club, others in the Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association team racing circuit. The Yarmouth shores are home to Bass River Golf Course, owned and operated by the town of Yarmouth. There is another Bass River in the city of Beverly