McIndoes Reservoir

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McIndoes Reservoir
LocationMonroe, Grafton County, New Hampshire / Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont
Coordinates44°15′36″N 72°3′36″W / 44.26000°N 72.06000°W / 44.26000; -72.06000Coordinates: 44°15′36″N 72°3′36″W / 44.26000°N 72.06000°W / 44.26000; -72.06000
TypeReservoir
Primary inflowsConnecticut River
Primary outflowsConnecticut River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length5.3 miles (8.5 km)
Max. width0.4 miles (0.64 km)
Surface area545 acres (2.21 km2)
Surface elevation136 m (446 ft)
IslandsStevens Island; 2 unnamed
SettlementsMonroe, New Hampshire; Barnet, Vermont (village of McIndoe Falls)

McIndoes Reservoir is a 545-acre (2.21 km2) impoundment on the Connecticut River located on the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire in northern New England. The dam forming the reservoir connects the communities of McIndoe Falls, Vermont and Monroe, New Hampshire. When the roadway re-opens, the Monroe Road will again connect to the Frazier Road, linking U.S. Highway 5 in Vermont with NH Route 135. Until then, the nearest river crossing is a bridge, carrying the Barnet Road, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) north.

McIndoes Falls Dam creating the reservoir was built in 1931 as a project of the New England Electric System, along with the nearby Frank D. Comerford Dam.[1] McIndoes' power plant has a capacity of 11 megawatts. Both dams are now owned and operated by TransCanada Corporation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)