Milton Pond

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Milton Pond
Depot Pond
LocationStrafford County, New Hampshire;
York County, Maine
Coordinates43°25′17″N 70°58′46″W / 43.42139°N 70.97944°W / 43.42139; -70.97944Coordinates: 43°25′17″N 70°58′46″W / 43.42139°N 70.97944°W / 43.42139; -70.97944
Primary inflowsSalmon Falls River
Primary outflowsSalmon Falls River
Catchment area107 sq mi (280 km2)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Max. width1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Surface area271 acres (1.10 km2)
Average depth18 ft (5.5 m)
Max. depth52 ft (16 m)
Water volume3,629 acre⋅ft (4,476,000 m3)
Residence time11.1 days
Shore length17.8 mi (12.6 km)
Surface elevation413 ft (126 m)
SettlementsMilton, New Hampshire;
Lebanon, Maine
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Milton Pond, also known as Depot Pond,[1] is a 271-acre (1.10 km2)[2] water body located along the border between Strafford County, New Hampshire, and York County, Maine, in the northeastern United States. The lake lies in the towns of Milton, New Hampshire, and Lebanon, Maine. It connects with Northeast Pond to the northeast, and with Town House Pond to the north. A dam at the outlet of Milton Pond controls the water level for all three lakes, known collectively as "Milton Three Ponds".[1] Below the dam, the Salmon Falls River flows southeast along the Maine-New Hampshire border until it reaches the Piscataqua River.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch, and black crappie.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Craycraft, Robert; Schloss, Jeffrey. "Milton Three Ponds Water Quality Monitoring: 2014; Summary and Recommendations" (PDF). University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Milton Pond, Milton" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 3, 2014.