Lake Massasecum

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Lake Massasecum
Massasecum north.jpg
North end of Lake Massasecum in midsummer
Location Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°14′41″N 71°54′54″W / 43.24472°N 71.91500°W / 43.24472; -71.91500Coordinates: 43°14′41″N 71°54′54″W / 43.24472°N 71.91500°W / 43.24472; -71.91500
Primary outflows tributary of Warner River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area 409 acres (1.66 km2)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth 50 ft (15 m)
Surface elevation 636.7 ft (194.1 m)[1]
Islands 3
Settlements Bradford

Lake Massasecum is a 409-acre (1.66 km2)[2] water body located in Merrimack County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Bradford. Outflow from the lake travels via the Warner River to the Contoocook River and then the Merrimack River.[3]

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, black crappie, chain pickerel, and horned pout.[2]

In the past decade there has been an increase in Myriophyllum (more commonly known as "milfoil") in the lake, and local residents have been trying to stop its spread.[4]

Postcard from c. 1908

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