Schoodic Lake

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Schoodic Lake
Schoodic Lake is located in Maine
Schoodic Lake
Schoodic Lake
Location Piscataquis County, Maine
Coordinates 45°22′N 68°55′W / 45.367°N 68.917°W / 45.367; -68.917Coordinates: 45°22′N 68°55′W / 45.367°N 68.917°W / 45.367; -68.917[1]
Primary outflows Schoodic Stream
Basin countries United States
Max. length 8.3 mi (13.4 km)[2]
Max. width 2.7 mi (4.3 km)[2]
Surface area 7,021 acres (2,841 ha)[3]
Max. depth 188 feet (57 m)[4]
Water volume 505,377 acre⋅ft (623,373,000 m3)[3]
Surface elevation 430 ft (130 m)[1]

Schoodic Lake is a deep Maine lake with a small drainage basin. The lake covers much of the western half of Lake View Plantation. Tributaries drain Orson Bog, Norton Pond, and Jaquith Pond in eastern Brownville. The south end of the lake overflows through Schoodic Stream 5 miles (8.0 km) to the Piscataquis River 13 miles (21 km) upstream of the Piscataquis confluence with the Penobscot River at Howland.[2] The lake provides good habitat for togue, squaretail, and land-locked Atlantic salmon. Fishermen also find smallmouth bass, white sucker and round whitefish.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Schoodic Lake
  2. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 32–43. 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. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  4. ^ a b "Schoodic Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game. State of Maine. Retrieved 3 May 2016.