Chemquasabamticook Lake
Location of Chemquasabamticook Lake in Maine, USA.
Location of Chemquasabamticook Lake in Maine, USA.
Chemquasabamticook Lake
Location of Chemquasabamticook Lake in Maine, USA.
Location of Chemquasabamticook Lake in Maine, USA.
Chemquasabamticook Lake
LocationPiscataquis County, Maine
Coordinates46°30′N 69°37′W / 46.500°N 69.617°W / 46.500; -69.617Coordinates: 46°30′N 69°37′W / 46.500°N 69.617°W / 46.500; -69.617[1]
Primary outflowsChemquasabamticook Stream
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length4.8 mi (7.7 km)[2]
Max. width1.5 mi (2.4 km)[2]
Surface area2,925 acres (1,184 ha)[3]
Max. depth105 feet (32 m)[4]
Water volume99,975 acre⋅ft (123,317,000 m3)[3]
Surface elevation1,201 ft (366 m)[1]

Chemquasabamticook Lake (or Ross Lake) is the source of Chemquasabamticook Stream in the North Maine Woods. The lake is in Maine townships 9 and 10 of range 15, and township 9 of range 14. Tributaries include Sweeney Brook, Boucher Brook, Gannet Brook, Fool Brook, and Ross Inlet. Chemquasabamticook Stream flows 22 miles (35 km) from a disused dam at the north end of the lake to reach Long Lake on the Allagash River.[2] Chemquasabamticook Lake has a self-sustaining native squaretail population, and rainbow smelt have been introduced to encourage more rapid growth of the native togue.[4]

Sources

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chemquasabamticook Lake
  2. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 55&61. ISBN 0-89933-035-5.
  3. ^ a b Maine Depts. of Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (2005-08-04). "Maine Lakes: Morphometry and Geographic Information". Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, The University of Maine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Ross Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game. State of Maine. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.