Wanaque Reservoir

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Wanaque Reservoir
2013-05-12 13 25 52 View of Wanaque Reservoir from the Wanaque Ridge Trail in Ramapo Mountain State Forest in New Jersey.jpg
View of the southern portion of Wanaque Reservoir from Wanaque Ridge in Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Location Ringwood / Wanaque,
Passaic County,
New Jersey
Coordinates 41°04′11″N 74°17′27″W / 41.069646°N 74.290953°W / 41.069646; -74.290953Coordinates: 41°04′11″N 74°17′27″W / 41.069646°N 74.290953°W / 41.069646; -74.290953
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Wanaque River, Ramapo River (via Pompton Lakes intake), Pompton River (via Two Bridges intake)
Primary outflows Wanaque River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Max. width 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Surface area 2,310 acres (9.3 km2)
Average depth 37 feet (11 m)
Max. depth 90 feet (27 m)
Water volume 29,630,000,000 US gallons (1.122×1011 l)
Surface elevation 302.4 feet (92.2 m)
Aerial view of Wanaque (lower right) and Wanaque Reservoir

Wanaque Reservoir is a man-made lake located within Wanaque and Ringwood, New Jersey along the Wanaque River. The reservoir came into being in 1928 by the construction of the Raymond Dam along the river in Wanaque. Besides the Wanaque River, the reservoir receives water from two diversions: the Pompton Lakes intake, which takes water from the Ramapo River, and the Two Bridges intake, which takes water from the Pompton River.[1] It is the second largest reservoir in New Jersey by volume, after Round Valley Reservoir.

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