New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program

Souhegan River Nomination

II. SUMMARY:  RESOURCES OF STATEWIDE OR LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE

III. COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SUPPORT

IV. OTHER SUPPORTING INFORMATION

V. RIVER CLASSIFICATIONS

Explanation: Each river or river segment that is designated by the state legislature will be placed into a river classification system. This classification system consists of four categories: Natural, Rural, Rural-Community and Community Rivers. Refer to Appendices A and B in the Guide to River Nominations, for a complete description and explanation of the river classification system and the instream protection measures which have been adopted by the state legislature for each classification. In this part of the nomination form, DES and the State Rivers Management Advisory Committee are interested in learning which river classification(s) you believe is most appropriate for your river.

Instructions:

  1. For each classification criteria listed below (a-d), check the one box which most accurately describes the nominated river or segment.
  1. General Description
  1. Length
  1. Water Quality
  1. Distance to Roads
  1. Based on the boxes checked above, and your knowledge of the river or segment, identify those segments of the river which you believe should be classified as either a Natural, Rural, Rural-Community, or Community River. Be sure to include the start and end point of each segment and the length of the segment in miles (for example: Natural River: headwaters, Z miles, to the Town of ABC town line; Rural River: Town of ABC town line, Y miles, to the state border). Although a river or segment may be given more than one classification, the number of differently classified segments should be kept to a minimum. If your recommendation is incompatible with any of the above-listed criteria for a particular river classification, and you believe the classification is nevertheless appropriate and justified, explain why.

    The Souhegan Watershed Association recommends that the Souhegan River be classified as a Community River.

 

VI. MAPS

VII. RESOURCE ASSESSMENT