Lake Wononscopomuc

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Lake Wononscopomuc is a lake located in the Lakeville section of Salisbury, Connecticut, United States. It has the distinction of being the deepest natural lake in the state.[1]

Also known as Wononskopomuc Lake[2] or Lakeville Lake, Lake Wononscopomuc is a natural, marl lake that supports a diverse community of aquatic plants. Known as the Salisbury Town Grove, the town beach and a boat launch are on the lake’s north shore. The boathouse and private beach of the Hotchkiss School are on the lake's south shore.

Access to the 348-acre lake is monitored because of fears that the invasive zebra mussel will be introduced on boats or trailers from nearby Twin Lakes. The area around the lake is residentially developed, although the houses are on large lots, and most are set far back from the lake behind tree buffers. The maximum depth of the lake is 102 feet, and mean depth is 36 feet.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake Wononscopomuc Association http://lakewononscopomuc.com/
  2. ^ "Wononskopomuc Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station http://www.ct.gov/caes/cwp/view.asp?a=2799&q=376232

Coordinates: 41°57′22″N 73°26′46″W / 41.956°N 73.446°W / 41.956; -73.446