About the Watershed

Millers River Watershed CouncilFlowing through 23 towns in two states along its 51 mile course, the Millers River watershed covers an  area of 392 square miles and discharges an annual average of 650 cfs of water into the Connecticut River. The watershed contains some of the most scenic landscapes in the state. The rugged and steep upland areas in the watershed range in altitude from 200-1500 feet. There are many ponds, lakes and reservoirs in the  basin. Most of the land in the watershed is forested (80%), with farms(6%), wetlands (6%), and urban lands (7%) characterizing the balance. Nearly 100,000 people live within the basin.