Blackstone River

River in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, USA

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The Blackstone River in Blackstone, Massachusetts, just short of the Rhode Island border.
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Location
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts, Rhode Island
RegionNew England
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationWorcester, MA
Mouth 
 • location
Seekonk River, at Pawtucket Falls in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
 • coordinates
41°52′38″N 71°22′56″W / 41.8771°N 71.3822°W / 41.8771; -71.3822Coordinates: 41°52′38″N 71°22′56″W / 41.8771°N 71.3822°W / 41.8771; -71.3822
Length48 mi (77 km)
Basin size540 sq mi (1,400 km2)

The Blackstone River is a river in the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It flows approximately 48 mi (80 km) and drains a watershed of approximately 540 sq. mi (1,400 km2). Its long history of industrial use has left a legacy of pollution, and it was characterized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1990 as "the most polluted river in the country with respect to toxic sediments."[1]

  1. ^ "Blackstone River Watershed". Rhode Island Rivers Council. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2010-12-28.

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