Toddy Pond (Maine)

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Toddy Pond
Location of Toddy Pond in Maine, USA.
Location of Toddy Pond in Maine, USA.
Toddy Pond
Location of Toddy Pond in Maine, USA.
Location of Toddy Pond in Maine, USA.
Toddy Pond
LocationHancock County, Maine
Coordinates44°32′N 68°37′W / 44.533°N 68.617°W / 44.533; -68.617Coordinates: 44°32′N 68°37′W / 44.533°N 68.617°W / 44.533; -68.617[1]
Lake typeReservoir[1]
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length8 mi (13 km)[2]
Max. width1 km (1,100 yd)[3]
Surface area2,408 acres (974 ha)[4]
Max. depth122 feet (37 m)[2]
Water volume49,989 acre⋅ft (61,661,000 m3)[4]
Surface elevation164 ft (50 m)[1]

Toddy Pond is a narrow lake, eight-miles long, in Hancock County, Maine. South Toddy leads from Surry and Blue Hill townships via a narrow channel to Middle Toddy that is edged by Surry and Penobscot townships. All of North Toddy, which is connected to Middle Toddy by another narrow channel, lies in Orland township. U.S. Route One crosses the northern end of the lake, paralleling the dam through which the waters of Toddy Pond flow down to Alamoosook Lake and thence eventually to the Penobscot River. A public boat landing is located off Route One.[2] The cold water of North Toddy is home to a self-sustaining population of lake trout; it is also stocked with splake, brown trout, and land-locked Atlantic salmon. Smallmouth bass and white perch thrive in the warmer water of Middle and South Toddy. In spring the lake is a spawning venue for alewife. The Toddy Pond Association was established in 1999 by concerned property owners in order to protect the lake and its watershed and educate members about relevant environmental issues.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Toddy Pond
  2. ^ a b c "Toddy Pond" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. State of Maine. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 15&23. ISBN 0-89933-035-5.
  4. ^ 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 31 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Toddy Pond Association". Retrieved 20 March 2021.