Allagash Lake

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Allagash Lake
Allagash Lake from Allagash Mountain.jpg
Allagash Lake from the summit of Allagash Mountain
LocationPiscataquis County, Maine
Coordinates46°19′15.37″N 69°31′21.68″W / 46.3209361°N 69.5226889°W / 46.3209361; -69.5226889Coordinates: 46°19′15.37″N 69°31′21.68″W / 46.3209361°N 69.5226889°W / 46.3209361; -69.5226889
Primary inflowsAllagash Stream
Primary outflowsAllagash Stream
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length4.4 mi (7.1 km)[1]
Max. width1.6 mi (2.6 km)[1]
Surface area4,210 acres (1,700 ha)[2]
Max. depth89 feet (27 m)[3]
Water volume151,374 acre⋅ft (186,717,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation1,037 ft (316 m)[4]

Allagash Lake is in the North Maine Woods on the boundary of Maine range 14 townships 7 and 8. Allagash Stream flows into the northwest corner of the lake from Allagash Pond, Crescent Pond, and Mud Pond in township 9 range 15. Allagash Stream overflows the northeast corner of the lake and flows 5 miles (8.0 km) through Little Round Pond into Chamberlain Lake. Chamberlain Lake originally overflowed through Eagle Lake and Churchill Lake to the Allagash River; but was diverted through Telos Cut to the Penobscot River in the 1850s.[1] Allagash Lake provides good habitat for togue and squaretail.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 55&56. ISBN 0-89933-035-5.
  2. ^ 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 2008-07-31.
  3. ^ a b "Allagash Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game. State of Maine. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Allagash Lake