Megunticook River

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Megunticook River
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMaine
 ⁃ elevation142 feet (43 m)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
West Penobscot Bay
 ⁃ coordinates
44°12′36″N 69°03′47″W / 44.210°N 69.063°W / 44.210; -69.063 (Megunticook River)Coordinates: 44°12′36″N 69°03′47″W / 44.210°N 69.063°W / 44.210; -69.063 (Megunticook River)
 ⁃ elevation
sea level
Length3.5 miles (5.6 km)

The Megunticook River is a short river in Camden, Maine.

Megunticook River falls, Camden, Maine, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views

From the spillway of Megunticook Lake (44°14′06″N 69°05′59″W / 44.2350°N 69.0997°W / 44.2350; -69.0997 (Megunticook River source)), the river runs 3.5 miles (5.6 km)[1] southeast through the town to West Penobscot Bay. The upper part of the river has raised water levels due to the Seabright dam. Below the dam the river runs as a mill stream into Camden village. In 2016 the Camden select board was alerted to low water levels above Seabright. It is considering grouting cracks in the rocks supporting the dam to address the problem.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 22, 2011
  • "Megunticook River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  • Maine Streamflow Data from the USGS
  • Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency
  • Funds to fix Seabright Dam discussed for next year's budget