Chemquasabamticook Lake

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Chemquasabamticook Lake
Location Piscataquis County, Maine
Coordinates 46°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 outflows Chemquasabamticook Stream
Basin countries United States
Max. length 4.8 mi (7.7 km)[2]
Max. width 1.5 mi (2.4 km)[2]
Surface area 2,925 acres (1,184 ha)[3]
Max. depth 105 feet (32 m)[4]
Water volume 99,975 acre⋅ft (123,317,000 m3)[3]
Surface elevation 1,201 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]


  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. Retrieved 9 May 2016.