Salmon Falls Watershed
This 227 acre lake lies south of Great East Lake and west of Wilson Lake with a small 1.8 square mile watershed. Horn Pond is fed by both springs and a few small streams, such as Horse Brook. The lake drains into the Salmon Falls River which forms a natural border between Maine and New Hampshire. The water quality of Horn Pond is considered to be good by Maine standards of clarity and nutrient levels and potentially non-supporting by NH standards based on the median nutrient levels. The potential for nuisance algal blooms on Horn Pond is low. Water flushes through Horn Pond 8.2 times/year, much more frequently than the average Maine or New Hampshire lake which flushes 1 to 1.5 times per year.
WHAT’S AWWA UP TO ON HORN POND?
- Watershed survey to identify potential pollution sources
- Youth Conservation Corps erosion control projects and boat launch clean-ups
- Hosting events and workshops of interest to lake associations and their members
Lake Area: 277 acres
Maximum Depth: 31 ft
Maximum Length: 3,273 ft
Maximum Width: 3,134 ft
Volume: 3,155,000 m3 (111,417,773.5 cu feet)
Average Depth: 13 ft
Watershed Area: 1.8 sq mi
Shoreline: 4.8 mi
Average Transparency: 21.7ft (6.6 meters)