McIndoes Reservoir

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McIndoes Reservoir
Location Monroe, Grafton County, New Hampshire / Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont
Coordinates 44°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
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Connecticut River
Primary outflows Connecticut River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
Max. width 0.4 miles (0.64 km)
Surface area 545 acres (2.21 km2)
Surface elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Islands Stevens Island; 2 unnamed
Settlements Monroe, New Hampshire; Barnet, Vermont (village of McIndoe Falls)

McIndoes Reservoir is a 545-acre (2.21 km2) impoundment on the Connecticut River located on the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire in northern New England. The dam forming the reservoir connects the communities of McIndoe Falls, Vermont and Monroe, New Hampshire. When the roadway re-opens, the Monroe Road will again connect to the Frazier Road, linking U.S. Highway 5 in Vermont with NH Route 135. Until then, the nearest river crossing is a bridge, carrying the Barnet Road, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) north.

McIndoes 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] McIndoes' power plant has a capacity of 11 megawatts. Both dams are now owned and operated by TransCanada Corporation.[2]

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