East Branch Pleasant River (Piscataquis River tributary)

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East Branch Pleasant River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMaine
 ⁃ elevation1,370 feet (420 m)
 ⁃ location
Pleasant River
 ⁃ coordinates
45°21′56″N 69°03′10″W / 45.3655°N 69.0527°W / 45.3655; -69.0527 (East Branch Pleasant River)Coordinates: 45°21′56″N 69°03′10″W / 45.3655°N 69.0527°W / 45.3655; -69.0527 (East Branch Pleasant River)
 ⁃ elevation
350 feet (110 m)
Length32 miles (51 km)
Basin features
ProgressionPleasant River
Piscataquis River
Penobscot River

The East Branch Pleasant River is a 32.4-mile-long (52.1 km)[1] tributary of the Piscataquis River in Piscataquis County, Maine. From its source (45°37′40″N 69°13′30″W / 45.6277°N 69.2250°W / 45.6277; -69.2250 (East Branch Pleasant River source)) in Shawtown (Township A, Range 12, WELS), the river runs about 19 miles (31 km) generally southeast to Upper Ebeemee Lake, then about 13 miles (21 km) south through Ebeemee Lake to its confluence with the West Branch to form the Pleasant River in Brownville.

The Appalachian Trail crosses the East Branch in T.A R.11 WELS (45°35′48″N 69°11′37″W / 45.5966°N 69.1937°W / 45.5966; -69.1937 (Appalachian Trail x East Branch Pleasant River)).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 22, 2011
  • "East Branch Pleasant River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  • Maine Streamflow Data from the USGS
  • Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency