McIndoes Reservoir

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McIndoes Reservoir
LocationMonroe, Grafton County, New Hampshire / Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont
Coordinates44°15′36″N 72°3′36″W / 44.26000°N 72.06000°W / 44.26000; -72.06000Coordinates: 44°15′36″N 72°3′36″W / 44.26000°N 72.06000°W / 44.26000; -72.06000
Primary inflowsConnecticut River
Primary outflowsConnecticut River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length5.3 miles (8.5 km)
Max. width0.4 miles (0.64 km)
Surface area545 acres (2.21 km2)
Surface elevation136 m (446 ft)
IslandsStevens Island; 2 unnamed
SettlementsMonroe, New Hampshire; Barnet, Vermont (village of McIndoe Falls)

McIndoes Reservoir is a 545-acre (2.21 km2) impoundment on the Connecticut River on the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire in northern New England. The dam forming the reservoir lies between the communities of McIndoe Falls, Vermont, and Monroe, New Hampshire. Monroe Road (Frazier Road) crosses the reservoir 600 feet (180 m) north (upstream) of the dam, leading west 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to U.S. Route 5 in McIndoe Falls and east the same distance to New Hampshire Route 135 in the center of Monroe. The next river crossing upstream is a bridge carrying the North Monroe Road (Barnet Road), 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of McIndoe Falls.

McIndoe Falls Dam creating the reservoir was built in 1931 as a project of the New England Electric System, along with the nearby Frank D. Comerford Dam.[1] The McIndoes Station power plant has a capacity of 11 megawatts. Both dams are now owned and operated by TransCanada Corporation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)