Sabattus River

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Sabattus River
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
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 ⁃ locationMaine

The Sabattus River is an 11.4-mile-long (18.3 km)[1] tributary of the Androscoggin River in Maine. It rises at the outlet of Sabattus Pond in the town of Sabattus and flows south into the town of Lisbon, reaching the Androscoggin just southeast of Lisbon Center and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) upstream (northwest) of Lisbon Falls. Via the Androscoggin River, water from the Sabattus River flows to the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean.

Sabattus Pond[edit]

Sabattus Pond
Coordinates44°07′N 70°06′W / 44.117°N 70.100°W / 44.117; -70.100[2]
Max. length3.9 mi (6.3 km)[3]
Max. width1,400 yards (1,300 m)[3]
Surface area1,973 acres (798 ha)[4]
Max. depth19 feet (5.8 m)[5]
Water volume21,939 acre⋅ft (27,061,000 m3)[4]
Surface elevation236 ft (72 m)[2]

Sabattus Pond is the largest lake on the Sabattus River. The pond extends northward from a dam in the northwest corner of Sabattus along the town line between Greene to the west and Wales to the east. The Androscoggin Railroad was built along the east shore of the pond in 1861.[3] The abandoned railroad grade has subsequently been developed with shoreline residences and seasonal cabins west of Maine State Route 132. Poor water quality from extensive shoreline development has eliminated historic populations of rainbow smelt and smallmouth bass. Remaining angling opportunities for chain pickerel and white perch have been augmented by introducing largemouth bass.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sabattus Pond
  3. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 6&12. ISBN 0-89933-035-5.
  4. ^ a b Maine Depts. of Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (2005-08-04). "Maine Lakes: Morphometry and Geographic Information". Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, The University of Maine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  5. ^ a b "Sabattus Pond" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. State of Maine. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

Coordinates: 44°00′41″N 70°05′14″W / 44.01147°N 70.08728°W / 44.01147; -70.08728