Balch Pond

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Balch Pond
Stump Pond
Sunset at Balch Pond (24409641).jpg
LocationCarroll County, New Hampshire;
York County, Maine
Coordinates43°36′58″N 70°58′39″W / 43.61611°N 70.97750°W / 43.61611; -70.97750Coordinates: 43°36′58″N 70°58′39″W / 43.61611°N 70.97750°W / 43.61611; -70.97750
Primary outflowsLittle Ossipee River
Catchment area14.3 square miles (37 km2)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length3.7 mi (6.0 km)
Max. width1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Surface area577 acres (2.34 km2)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth46 ft (14 m)
Water volume6,578 acre⋅ft (8,114,000 m3)
Residence time136 days
Shore length110.1 miles (16.3 km)
Surface elevation558 ft (170 m)
SettlementsWakefield, New Hampshire;
Acton and Newfield, Maine
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Balch Pond [1] is a 577-acre (2.34 km2)[2] water body located on the New Hampshire-Maine border, in the towns of Wakefield, New Hampshire, and Acton and Newfield, Maine. A northwest portion of the lake in New Hampshire is known as Stump Pond.[3] Water flows from the eastern end of Balch Pond into the Little Ossipee River, a tributary of the Saco River.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, black crappie, yellow perch, and sunfish.[2]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Balch Pond
  2. ^ a b "Balch Pond, Wakefield" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stump Pond