Lake Massasecum

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Lake Massasecum
Massasecum north.jpg
North end of Lake Massasecum in midsummer
LocationMerrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°14′41″N 71°54′54″W / 43.24472°N 71.91500°W / 43.24472; -71.91500Coordinates: 43°14′41″N 71°54′54″W / 43.24472°N 71.91500°W / 43.24472; -71.91500
Primary outflowstributary of Warner River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area409 acres (1.66 km2)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth50 ft (15 m)
Surface elevation636.7 ft (194.1 m)[1]
Islands3
SettlementsBradford

Lake Massasecum is a 409-acre (1.66 km2)[2] water body located in Merrimack County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Bradford. Outflow from the lake travels via the Warner River to the Contoocook River and then the Merrimack River.[3]

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, black crappie, chain pickerel, and horned pout.[2]

In the past decade there has been an increase in Myriophyllum (more commonly known as "milfoil") in the lake, and local residents have been trying to stop its spread.[4]

Postcard from c. 1908

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DES Consolidated List of Waterbodies
  2. ^ a b "Massasecum Lake, Bradford" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  3. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.donjosemedia.com/resources/MilfoilFish052303SN.htm[permanent dead link]