Welcome to the Mascoma River Watershed

The Mascoma River is an outstanding community resource for the City of Lebanon and Towns of Enfield and Canaan in western New Hampshire. The river connects the hearts of the three communities, flowing through villages and downtown areas before entering the Connecticut River in West Lebanon.

The river acts as an important component of the region’s economy – providing clean, safe drinking water for the City of Lebanon and sufficient water to power hydroelectric stations and support industrial uses. The Mascoma River, Mascoma Lake and the watershed are valued for their scenic beauty and wildlife habitat as well as the year-round recreation they provide.

Learn more about the Mascoma River watershed and the Mascoma River Local Advisory Committee’s work to foster appreciation and stewardship of the Mascoma River’s many resources.

** Think you might need a state environmental permit for your project? The Resources page now includes helpful online tools from NH Department of Environmental Services. **