The Merrimack: In the News

Two boys sit with their feet in the water of the Merrimack River near a forested shore.



What is a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow)?

Find out in this video from the Merrimack River Watershed Trust.


Where does the Merrimack River start and end?

See how a drop of water moves from Franklin, NH to the Gulf of Maine in this digital visualization from River Runner API.


Updates on the Merrimack River Watershed

February 2024: NHPR- Along the Merrimack River, a No. 1 year... for No. 2

Press Release: Forest Society protects an additional 74 acres as part of Stillhouse Forest, including 1,200 feet of undeveloped frontage along the Merrimack River

October 2020- NHPR: Manchester passes bond resolution to address sewage overflows into the Merrimack River

May 2021- NHPR: Federal Grant Will 'Green Up' Banks of Merrimack River to Guard Against Floods, Pollution

Jan 2021- WHAV: Merrimack River Watershed Council Lauds Enactment of Sewage Notification Law

Manchester InkLink: City to Spend $231 Million over 20 years to Reduce Sewage Overflow into the Merrimack River

Union Leader: EPA: Manchester will spend $231 million over next 20 years to clean Merrimack River

Lowell Sun: Congresswoman Lori Trahan, "The Merrimack is a Treasure Worth Protecting"

Concord Monitor: Construction Begins for the Merrimack River Greenway Trail

Newburyport News: Water Tests Track Flow of Sewage into Merrimack River

Lowell Sun: Task Force to Monitor Safey & Health of Merrimack River

Merrimack Valley News: The Course of the Merrimack


The Merrimack: River at Risk film in the news

The Merrimack: River at Risk selected for NH Film Festival

Eagle Tribune & Newburyport News: Film explores Merrimack River history, conservation efforts

New Hampshire Union Leader: PBS Spotlights Merrimack River

Nashua Telegraph: Documentary to air in July on Merrimack River

Tewksbury Town Crier: New Documentary, 'The River at Risk'

Manchester Ink Link: River at risk: Forest Society film explores vital need for Merrimack River conservation