The communities of Allenstown, Pembroke, Epsom, Chichester, and Pittsfield along the Suncook River in Central New Hampshire joined together in 2010-2011 to address issues relating to the aftermath of the 2006 river avulsion and subsequent flooding events. This website provides information and resources on the communities' activities in partnership with NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NHHSEM), the Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), and the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC).
In October 2010, the communities developed a list of 26 Tasks of mitigation activities to be accomplished in order to address public safety, economic, and environmental concerns along the affected stretch of the Suncook River.
A Community Planning Team was formed, which is comprised of representatives from each town's Board of Selectmen, Emergency Management Directors, and staff members of HSEM, DES, and CNHRPC. This team and its two subcommittees, the Suncook River Working Team and Staff Team, are working toward the completion of the 26 Tasks.
The activities of the Community Planning Team and its subcommittees are documented on this website. Many documents and resources are available on the NHDES website as well.
Please contact Stephanie Alexander, Principal Planner at CNHRPC, if you have any questions about the Suncook River Community Planning Team.
Many of the pictures on this website were taken around the avulsion site and the Route 4 bridge in October 2010 by CNHRPC.
For Boards of Selectmen:
Local Advisory Committee Fact Sheet (DES)
Rivers Management Protection Program Nomination PowerPoint Presentation
Rivers Management Protection Program