East Grand Lake

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East Grand Lake
Location Maine / New Brunswick
Coordinates 45°42′N 67°48′W / 45.700°N 67.800°W / 45.700; -67.800Coordinates: 45°42′N 67°48′W / 45.700°N 67.800°W / 45.700; -67.800
Type oligotrophic
Catchment area 137 square miles (350 km2)
Basin countries Canada, United States
Max. length 22 mi (35 km)
Max. width 4 mi (6 km)
Surface area 15,917 acres (6,441 ha)
Average depth 28 feet (8.5 m)
Max. depth 128 ft (39 m)
Water volume 499,403 acre·ft (616,005,000 m3)
Residence time 1.7 years
Shore length1 78.8 miles (126.8 km)
Surface elevation 434 feet (132 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

East Grand Lake is located between the U.S. state of Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The boundary between the United States and Canada passes through the lake. In Maine it falls within two counties, Washington and Aroostook, and in New Brunswick it serves as the western boundary of York County.

The lake is part of the Chiputneticook chain of lakes[1] which also include Spednic, North, and Palfrey and form the headwaters of the St. Croix River. Formerly they were called the Shoodic Lakes.

East Grand Lake is famous for its quality fishing and scenic beauty. The lake is 22 miles (35 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) in width at its widest point. The maximum depth of the lake is 128 ft (39 m).

Fishing is very popular on East Grand Lake. The lake is home to several species including landlocked salmon, lake trout, yellow perch, white perch, smallmouth bass, American eel, brook trout, and many more.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Physical Characteristics of East Grand Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Retrieved 15 March 2010.