Little Androscoggin River

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Little Androscoggin River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Maine
River mouth Androscoggin River
115 feet (40 m)

The Little Androscoggin River is a 51.4-mile-long (82.7 km)[1] river in Maine. It flows from Bryant Pond in Woodstock (44°21′53″N 70°38′18″W / 44.3646°N 70.63825°W / 44.3646; -70.63825 (Little Androscoggin River source)) to its confluence with the Androscoggin River in Auburn. The Androscoggin flows into Merrymeeting Bay in the Kennebec River estuary.

The Little Androscoggin flows through the towns of Woodstock, Greenwood, West Paris, Paris (including the village of South Paris), Norway, Oxford, Mechanic Falls, Minot, and Poland, and the city of Auburn.

Thompson Lake[edit]

Thompson Lake
Max. length 7.7 mi (12.4 km)[2]
Surface area 4,419 acres (1,788 ha)[3]
Max. depth 121 feet (37 m)[4]
Water volume 173,712 acre·ft (214,271,000 m3)[3]
Surface elevation 325 ft (99 m)[2]

Thompson Lake is the largest lake in the Little Androscoggin watershed. The north end of the lake overflows into the Little Androscoggin River through the village of Oxford. The lake forms the boundary between Otisfield to the west and Oxford and Poland to the northeast and southeast, respectively. The southern tip of the lake is in Casco. Greeley Brook is the largest tributary to the lake, and flows 7 miles (11 km) from Sand Pond in Norway. Smaller tributaries include Knights Brook and Jerry Brook in Otisfield and Potash Brook in Poland.[2] The lake is good habitat for smallmouth and largemouth bass and has been stocked with trout.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
  2. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 30&40. 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. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Thompson Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. State of Maine. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 

Coordinates: 44°05′20″N 70°13′22″W / 44.0890°N 70.2228°W / 44.0890; -70.2228