Quaddick Reservoir Article

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Quaddick Reservoir
Quaddick Reservoir, October 2012.jpg
Quaddick Reservoir from Quaddick State Park
Quaddick Reservoir is located in Connecticut
Quaddick Reservoir
Quaddick Reservoir
Location in Connecticut
Location Thompson, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°56′48″N 71°49′31″W / 41.9465539°N 71.8252172°W / 41.9465539; -71.8252172
QUADDICK RESERVOIR Latitude and Longitude:

41°56′48″N 71°49′31″W / 41.9465539°N 71.8252172°W / 41.9465539; -71.8252172
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TypeReservoir
Primary inflows Five Mile River, Robbins Brook, Poor Farm Brook, Blackmore Brook
Primary outflows Five Mile River
Catchment area35 square miles (91 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length2.95 miles (4.75 km)
Max. width2,370 feet (720 m)
Surface area404 acres (163 ha) [1]
Max. depth18 feet (5.5 m)
Surface elevation403 feet (123 m) (85 m)
IslandsGreen, McNerney's, Brandy Hill
Sections/sub-basinsLower, Middle and Upper

Quaddick Reservoir is a man-made body of water in the town of Thompson, Connecticut. The reservoir has three sections: Lower (124 acres), [2] Middle (203 acres), [3] and Upper (81 acres). [4] It originated with the completion of a dam on the Five Mile River in 1865. [5] Quaddick State Park sits on the eastern shore of the Middle Reservoir. [6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Quaddick Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Quaddick Reservoir (Lower)" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Quaddick Reservoir (Middle)" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Quaddick Reservoir (Upper)" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Quaddick Reservoir". Quaddick Reservoir Association. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Quaddick State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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