Bellamy Reservoir

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Bellamy Reservoir
Bellamy Dam, Madbury, NH.jpg
Bellamy Reservoir dam in Madbury
Location of Bellamy Reservoir in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Bellamy Reservoir in New Hampshire, USA.
Bellamy Reservoir
Location of Bellamy Reservoir in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Bellamy Reservoir in New Hampshire, USA.
Bellamy Reservoir
LocationStrafford County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°11′17″N 70°57′13″W / 43.18806°N 70.95361°W / 43.18806; -70.95361Coordinates: 43°11′17″N 70°57′13″W / 43.18806°N 70.95361°W / 43.18806; -70.95361
TypeReservoir
Primary inflowsBellamy River
Mallego Brook
Primary outflowsBellamy River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length3.2 mi (5.1 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Surface area333 acres (135 ha)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth30 ft (9.1 m)
Surface elevation125 ft (38 m)
SettlementsMadbury

Bellamy Reservoir is a 333-acre (135 ha)[1] impoundment located in Strafford County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Madbury. An eastern arm of the lake extends a short distance into Dover. The reservoir serves as the primary water supply for the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Its outlet is the Bellamy River, a tributary of Great Bay, a tidal estuary connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Piscataqua River. The dam was built in 1960 to supply water to Portsmouth and the Pease Air Force base.[2]

The reservoir is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and black crappie.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ https://law.justia.com/cases/new-hampshire/supreme-court/1964/5207-0.html