Miscoe Lake

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Miscoe Lake
LocationProvidence County, Rhode Island / Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°00′28″N 71°25′03″W / 42.0078764°N 71.4175584°W / 42.0078764; -71.4175584Coordinates: 42°00′28″N 71°25′03″W / 42.0078764°N 71.4175584°W / 42.0078764; -71.4175584
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation71 metres (233 ft)

Miscoe Lake is a reservoir [2] in Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. It is about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) long and the northern tip of the lake lies in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. At normal levels it has a surface area of 49 acres (20 ha).[3] It has also been known as Grants Mills Pond and Miso Meadow Pond.[1]

Much of the lake is surrounded by private property and can only be accessed by residents.

The lake is home to many wildlife species, including beavers, swans, herons, cormorants, turtles, and is a temporary habitat for Canada geese.

Located at the southern part of the lake is historical Grant's Mill. It resides on Miscoe Lake Dam, also known as Grants Mill Pond Dam, which was built in 1937. The dam's height is 14 feet (4.3 m) with a length of 75 feet (23 m), and maximum discharge is 70 cubic feet (2.0 m3) per second. Its capacity is 244 acre feet with normal storage of 226 acre feet. The dam drains an area of 3 square miles (7.8 km2).[3]

Panoramic image of Miscoe Lake in 2012


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Miscoe Lake
  2. ^ a b "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Department of Environmental Management - Water Quality Regulations" (PDF). www.dem.ri.gov. 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "FindLakes.com - Miscoe Lake, Rhode Island". findlakes.com.

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