Deering Reservoir

Deering Reservoir is a 323-acre (1.3 km2)[1] water body located in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Deering. The lake serves as the headwaters to the Piscataquog River, which flows east to the Merrimack River in Manchester.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch, horned pout, and chain pickerel.[1]

Deering Reservoir
LocationHillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°03′33″N 71°50′47″W / 43.05917°N 71.84639°WCoordinates: 43°03′33″N 71°50′47″W / 43.05917°N 71.84639°W
Primary outflowsPiscataquog River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Surface area323 acres (1.3 km2)
Average depth11 ft (3.4 m)
Max. depth37 ft (11 m)
Surface elevation913 ft (278 m)

See also


  1. ^ a b "Deering Reservoir, Deering" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
List of dams and reservoirs in New Hampshire

Following is a list of dams and reservoirs in New Hampshire.

All major dams are linked below. The National Inventory of Dams defines any "major dam" as being 50 feet (15 m) tall with a storage capacity of at least 5,000 acre feet (6,200,000 m3), or of any height with a storage capacity of 25,000 acre feet (31,000,000 m3).

New Hampshire Route 149

New Hampshire Route 149 (abbreviated NH 149) is a 13.756-mile-long (22.138 km) secondary east–west state highway in Hillsborough County in the southern part of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The road runs between the towns of Weare and Hillsborough.

The eastern terminus of NH 149 is in Weare at New Hampshire Route 77 in the area known as South Weare. The western terminus is in the center of Hillsborough at U.S. Route 202 and New Hampshire Route 9. In Hillsborough, NH 149 is known as Bridge Street. Between Weare and Hillsborough, the highway provides access to Deering Reservoir and Pleasant Pond.

Piscataquog River

The Piscataquog River is a 34.7-mile-long (55.8 km) river located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.

The Piscataquog River begins at the outlet of the Deering Reservoir, a lake in Deering, New Hampshire. The river takes a winding course north, then east, then south, then east again through Hillsborough County to reach the Merrimack River in Manchester. On its way, it passes through the town of Weare, where it is impounded in two reservoirs — Weare Reservoir and Everett Lake. Everett Lake is part of the watershed-spanning Hopkinton-Everett flood control reservoir — a canal spanning the drainage divide connects Everett Lake to Hopkinton Reservoir, which impounds the Contoocook River.

The Piscataquog proceeds south from the Everett Dam along the eastern side of Weare, entering Goffstown shortly before the river's junction with the South Branch, the Piscataquog's largest tributary. From Goffstown to the river's mouth there are two small reservoirs and several additional dams, each constructed for hydroelectric power or older industrial development. In west Manchester, the Piscataquog passes under the Nazaire Biron Bridge and reaches the Merrimack River just upstream of the Queen City Bridge.

Weare, New Hampshire

Weare is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,785 at the 2010 census. It is close to two important New Hampshire cities, Manchester and Concord.



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