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Lake Francis (Murphy Dam)

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Type  Reservoir
Primary outflows  Connecticut River
Max. length  5.4 mi (8.7 km)
Area  7.827 kmĀ²
Surface elevation  420 m
Cities  Pittsburg, Clarksville
Primary inflows  Connecticut River
Basin countries  United States
Max. width  1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Length  8.69 km
Outflow location  Connecticut River
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Similar  Connecticut Lakes, Back Lake, Lake Francis State Park, Merrymeeting Lake, Magalloway Mountain

Lake Francis is a reservoir on the Connecticut River in northern New Hampshire, United States. The lake is located in Coos County, east of the village of Pittsburg and along the boundary between the towns of Pittsburg and Clarksville.

Map of Lake Francis, New Hampshire 03592, USA

The lake, impounded by Murphy Dam, covers nearly 2,000 acres (8 km2), and was built in 1940 as a flood control project. The 117-foot (36 m) earthen dam is owned by the state of New Hampshire DES Water Division and operated by the power company TransCanada. The capacity of the reservoir is 131,375 acre feet (0.162049 km3).

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, and chain pickerel.

The lake was mentioned as the site of a girls' camp in the movie The Manchurian Candidate.

Lake Francis State Park is located on the northeast side of the lake, where the Connecticut River flows in.

References

Lake Francis (Murphy Dam) Wikipedia


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