Turkey Ponds

Turkey Pond and Little Turkey Pond are a connected pair of water bodies located in Merrimack County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the city of Concord. The two ponds' elevations are controlled by a single dam at the outlet of Little Turkey Pond. The combined surface area of the two ponds is 332 acres (1.34 km2).[1] The channel between the two ponds serves as the water course for the crew team for Saint Paul's School of Concord. Water from the Turkey Ponds flows via the Turkey River to the Merrimack River.

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

Turkey Ponds
LocationMerrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°10′31″N 71°35′6″W / 43.17528°N 71.58500°WCoordinates: 43°10′31″N 71°35′6″W / 43.17528°N 71.58500°W
Primary inflowsTuree Brook; Bela Brook; Ash Brook
Primary outflowsTurkey River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface area332 acres (134 ha)
Average depth3 ft (0.91 m)
Max. depth15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation325 ft (99 m)
SettlementsConcord

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Turkey Pond, Concord" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
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