Rivers and Streams
Connecticut is fortunate to be a 'water rich' state, with more than 5,800 miles of rivers and streams. (This distance is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.-Canda and U.S.-Mexico borders combined!) These waters include large rivers (e.g. the lower Connecticut River) to much smaller, babbling brooks. Connecticut is also home to four federally designated Wild and Scenic River Systems - the Eightmile River, the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook, the West Branch Farmington River, and the Wood and Pawcatuck River systems.