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Ipswich River Board members and their children stand in the dry riverbed of Martin’s Brook at the North Reading/Wilmington town line, during a tour to investigate the devastated upper river on August 7. River In Crisis - Following nearly two years of below average precipitation and a severe drought this spring, our Ipswich River is in terrible condition. The river has been experiencing record low flows for the time of year every day since late May and on August 8th, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) determined that the river’s flow was the worst on record for...
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Events

Governor's Academy

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Volunteer

RyanO'Donnell_FishCounter_RobBarossi2016 (2)Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

004Riverbend, the home of Ipswich River Watershed Association, is a great place to visit. Look for our sign at 143 County Rd (Route 1A) in Ipswich. Gardens, trails, dock and property are open from sunrise to sunset for paddling, walking, birding and gaining the peace of mind that comes from a beautiful stretch of water.

Members use our boats for free, anytime! Canoes and kayaks are right by the river, ready to be launched from our dock. First come, first served. Reservations are not required to paddle what many people say is the most beautiful and least frequented stretch of the river.

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River Conditions

Ipswich River USGS Gage

USGS Water-data graph for site 01102000How is the River doing today? Check Paddling Conditions.

In order to keep the river healthy and help you enjoy it, our staff and volunteers monitor a range of “indicators” that can help us spot problems with water quality and understand how the river is affected by low flows and land and water-use practices.

See the latest on river conditions and learn how to be part of the effort!

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