About the Lower Merrimack
The Lower Merrimack River winds from Manchester, New Hampshire to Newburyport, Massachusetts, and provides drinking water for almost 600,000 people in five Massachusetts communities; Lowell, Methuen, Andover, Tewksbury and Lawrence, as well as Nashua, New Hampshire.
The Merrimack River's water power supplied energy for the textile industry's mill complexes during the 1800s from Manchester, NH to Lawrence, MA.
The river has many challenges as well as many dedicated stakeholders working to improve the water quality and the environment of the communities it passes through. With so many communities depending on the river for clean water for drinking water and recreation we want to makes sure the river is as clean as it can be.
This is a link to map of the watershed and sub watersheds of Merrimack. The map contains the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 8, 10, and 12 boundaries for the Merrimack River Watershed and city locations for the EPA water quality monitoring stations.