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Graham Lake (Maine)

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Location  Hancock County, Maine
Primary inflows  Union River
Catchment area  499 sq mi (1,290 km)
Area  37.97 km²
Mean depth  5.18 m
Type  eutrophic reservoir
Primary outflows  Union River
Basin countries  United States
Surface elevation  32 m
Length  20.9 km
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Cities  Ellsworth, Mariaville, Waltham
Similar  Green Lake, Woodlawn Museum, Hancock County Jail, Ellsworth City Hall, Messalonskee Lake

Graham Lake in Hancock County, Maine is a eutrophic reservoir formed by the construction of a hydro-electric power dam in 1922 four miles (6 km) upstream from Ellsworth, Maine. The first dam was a hastily built earthen dam built by the Bangor Hydro Electric Company. It failed in 1923, flooding downtown Ellsworth and doing almost $8 million in property damage. The dam was rebuilt and operated by Bangor Hydro until its sale in 1999. The dam has since been acquired by Pennsylvania Power & Light which continues to use it to generate electricity.

Map of Graham Lake, Maine 04605, USA

Water clarity in the lake is low, with secchi disk measurements averaging less than 3 meters. Fish in the lake that are of interest to anglers include smallmouth bass, white perch, chain pickerel, landlocked salmon, and brook trout.

References

Graham Lake (Maine) Wikipedia


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