Thomas Pond

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Thomas Pond
Location Maine
Coordinates 43°55′N70°31′W / 43.917°N 70.517°W / 43.917; -70.517 Coordinates: 43°55′N70°31′W / 43.917°N 70.517°W / 43.917; -70.517 [1]
Primary outflows Sebago Lake
Basin  countries United States
Max. length 1.4 mi (2.3 km) [2]
Max. width 1 mi (1.6 km) [2]
Surface area 533 acres (216 ha) [3]
Max. depth 64 feet (20 m) [4]
Water volume 10,527  acre⋅ft (12,985,000 m3) [3]
Surface elevation 279 ft (85 m) [1]

Thomas Pond is adjacent to U.S. Route 302 on the border of Raymond and Casco, Maine. The shoreline is heavily developed with residences and seasonal cabins, and there is a boat launching area near the highway where the pond overflows into Sebago Lake. [2] White perch, chain pickerel, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass thrive in the shallow portions of the pond; and land-locked Atlantic salmon use the deeper parts of the pond preying on rainbow smelt. [4]

U.S. Route 302 is an east–west spur of U.S. Route 2 in northern New England in the United States. It currently runs 171 miles (275 km) from Montpelier, Vermont, beginning at US 2, to Portland, Maine, at U.S. Route 1. It passes through the states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Raymond, Maine Town in Maine, United States

Raymond is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,436 at the 2010 census. It is a summer recreation area and is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. Raymond Neck is the landing for the ferry to the town of Frye Island in Sebago Lake. The Raymond school system is currently affiliated with the Windham school system in a district known as RSU 14.

Casco, Maine Town in Maine, United States

Casco is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,742 at the 2010 census. Casco includes the villages of Casco, South Casco and Cook Mills. The town borders the east shore of Sebago Lake, and is home to part of Sebago Lake State Park. Casco is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. Casco is just under 30 miles (48 km) from downtown Portland.

Sources

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thomas Pond
  2. 1 2 3 The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. p. 5. ISBN   0-89933-035-5.
  3. 1 2 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 . Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  4. 1 2 "Thomas Pond" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. State of Maine. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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