Lakes & Ponds of the Watershed

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Lake Wentworth

Lake Wentworth- Lake Wentworth is nearly four miles long from east to west and 2.5 miles wide from north to south. The average depth is 21 feet (6.4 m), and maximum depth is 83 feet (25.3 m) There are 13 miles of shoreline and 73,997,266 cubic meters of water in Lake Wentworth. The areal water load is 3.45 m/yr, and the lake water volume flushes completely approximately every other year…

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake- Crescent Lake is hydrologically connected to Lake Wentworth, by a narrow stream channel known as the Smith River. The water from Lake Wentworth flows into Crescent Lake, which flows southwest into New Hampshire’s largest waterbody, Lake Winnipesaukee, via the lower Smith River. Crescent Lake is considered to be Oligotrophic- which means that is has excellent water quality…

Sargent’s Pond

Also known as Lily Pond, Sargent’s Pond (in the 19th century), or Duncan Pond. Fed by Hyde’s Brook and Horne (a.k.a. Hills) Brook; drains into Tyler (a.k.a. Hersey) Brook. Sometimes spelled as Sargent’s Pond. Named for the Sargent family. 718 feet above sea level with an average depth of 8 ft. Sargent’s pond is located in the northern part of Wolfeboro and the upper reaches of the Wentworth- Crescent sub-watershed…

Vital Statistics

  • More than 37 square miles in area
  • 4000+ acres of surface waters
  • 617 acres of wetlands
  • 15+ miles of shoreline on Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake
  • 17 islands
  • 11 year-round tributary streams, each comprising its own subwatershed

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