Water Qualities of 100+ Acre Lakes

New Hampshire Lakes over 100 Acres

Many people feel that a lake that  is clear lake is cleaner than a tea color lake. This is not true. The tea color is caused from natural causes including the presence of granite, leaves and other naturally causing elements.

There are many factors that contribute to the clarity of a lake including size, depth, if it is spring fed, the amount of boat traffic and time of year. New Hampshire is proud of the management of their Lakes as well as the many lake associations created to help monitor them.

 

Color (Water Clarity):

Clear 0-25 / Light Tea-Color 25-40 / Tea Color 40-75

 

Trophic (Ability to support Algal Production and Weed Growth):

OLIGO-Minimal Support / MESO-Moderate Support / EUTRO-High Support

Body of Water              Acres        Max Depth     Color       Trophic         Town

Ashuelot Pond                    299               23'              30           MESO            Washington

Beech Pond, Lower            154               49'              10           OLIGO           Tuftonboro

Beech Pond, Upper            154               25'            N/A           N/A                 Wolfeboro

Blaisdell Lake                    158               43'              11           OLIGO           Sutton

Bow Lake                           1,160            75'              14           MESO            Strafford, Northwood

Baxter Lake                        302               20’            N/A           N/A                 Farmington, Rochester

Bradley Lake                      169               65'                5           OLIGO           Andover

Canaan St Lake                 302               22'              16           OLIGO           Canaan

Clark Pond                          135               44'              20           MESO            Canaan

Clement Pond                    118               50'              23           MESO            Hopkinton

Crescent Lake                   148               21'              20           OLIGO           Wolfeboro

Crystal Lake                      364               54'              24           OLIGO           Enfield

Crystal Lake                      441               51'              26           OLIGO           Gilmanton

Dan Hole Pond                   407             126'                5           OLIGO           Tuftonboro

Daniels Lake                      100                 8'              55           EUTRO          Weare

Eastman Pond                   334               40'              23           EUTRO          Grantham

Elm Brook Pool                  213               24'              52           MESO            Hopkinton

Everett Pool                        140               18'              42           MESO            Weare

Franklin Pierce Lake

(Jackman Reservoir)          519               30'              30           OLIGO           Hillsboro

Goose Pond                       553               33'              18           OLIGO           Canaan

Gorham Pond                     102               17'              40           MESO            Dunbarton

Grafton Pond                      320               65'              15           MESO            Grafton

Great East lake                   1,706         102”            N/A           N/A                 Wakefield

Half Moon Lake                  280               20'              18           MESO            Alton, Barnstead

Harvey Lake                       105               20'              50           EUTRO          Northwood

Hermit Lake                       176               49'              15           MESO            Sanbornton

Highland Lake                    210               47'              20           MESO            Andover

Highland Lake                    711               29'              30           MESO            Washington

Hills Pond                           137               42'              30           MESO            Alton

Horace Lake                       323               29'              29           MESO            Weare

Island Pond                         202               55'              15           OLIGO           Washington

Jenness Pond                    243               28'                8           MESO            Northwood, Pittsfield

Lake Kanasatka                 370               40'                8           OLIGO           Moultonboro

Kezar Lake                        181               26'              15           MESO            Sutton

Kolkelemook Lake              98                 22'              10           OLIGO           Springfield

Lees Pond                          179               37'              40           MESO            Moultonboro

Little Sunapee Lake           471               43'              10           MESO            New London, Springfield

Locke Lake                        253              N/A            N/A           N/A                 Barnstead

Long Pond                          129               26'              10           OLIGO           Croydon

Long Pond(Northwood)100                     47'              30           EUTRO          Northwood

Loon Pond(Barington)        121               45'              10           MESO            Gilmanton

Loon Pond                          155               10'            N/A           N/A                 Hillsboro

Manning Lake                    202               56'              20           OLIGO           Gilmanton

Mascoma Lake                  1,114            67'              20           MESO            Enfield

Massasecum Lake            401               49'              14           MESO            Bradford

Mendum’s Pond                 325                                                                       Nottingham

Merrymeeting Lake            1,111          122'                5           OLIGO           New Durham

Milton Three Ponds            785              N/A            N/A           N/A                 Milton            

Mirror Lake                         377               44'              25           MESO            Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro

Mountainview Lake            104               22'              16           OLIGO           Sunapee

Newfound Lake                   4,104          182'                5           OLIGO           Alexandria, Bridgewater

                                                                                                                        Bristol, Hebron

Northwood Lake                686               24'              35           MESO            Northwood, Deerfield

                                                                                                                        Epsom

Opechee Bay                    426               57'                5           MESO            Laconia

Ossipee                              4,100                                                                    Ossipee        

Otter Pond                          184               24'              12           MESO            Sunapee

Pawtuckaway                    

Paugus Bay                       1219             90'                8           OLIGO           Laconia

Pemigewasset Lake          241               30'              38           MESO            Meredith, New Hampton

Penacook Lake                  359               74'            N/A           N/A                 Concord

Perkins Pond                      156                 8'              10           OLIGO           Sunapee

Pleasant Lake                     493               65'              10           OLIGO           Deerfield

Pleasant Lake                     605               93'                5           OLIGO           New London

Rust Pond                          210               39'              15           MESO            Wolfeboro

Sanborn Pond                    103               23'              45           EUTRO          Loudon

Shellcamp Pond                 148               15'              70           MESO            Gilmanton

Silver Lake                         216               19'              15           MESO            Belmont, Tilton

Spectacle Pond                  107               16'              20           OLIGO           Enfield

Sunapee Lake                   4,088          100'                5           OLIGO           Newbury, New London

                                                                                                                        Sunapee

Lower Suncook Pond         216               15'              18           OLIGO           Barnstead

Upper Suncook Pond         362               41'              28           OLIGO           Barnstead

Sunrise Lake                      250              N/A            N/A           N/A                 Middleton

Sunset Lake                      205               68'              20           OLIGO           Alton

Swain’s Lake                      405               21’            N/A           N/A                 Barrington

Todd Lake                          168               20'              18           MESO            Bradford, Newbury

Big Turkey Pond                 151                 7'            150           EUTRO          Concord

Little Turkey Pond               162               19'            150           EUTRO          Concord

Turtle Pond                         121               19'              70           EUTRO          Concord

Walker Pond                       174               32'            N/A           N/A                 Boscawen

Lake Waukewan                912               69'              25           OLIGO           Meredith

Weare Reservoir

(Horace Lake)                     323               29'              29           MESO            Weare

Webster Lake                    612               40'                7           OLIGO           Franklin

Lake Wentworth                3,108            49'              11           OLIGO           Wolfeboro

Wickwas Lake                   328               30'              22           MESO            Meredith

Wilder Lake                       212               85'              40           OLIGO           Lebanon

Lake Winnepocket             226               68'              15           OLIGO           Webster

Lake Winnipesaukee          44,586        187'           5-14           OLIGO           Alton, Center Harbor

                                                                                                                        Gilford, Laconia,

                                                                                                                        Meredith, Moultonboro,               

                                                                                                                        Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro

Lake Winnisquam             4,264          150'              10           OLIGO           Belmont, Laconia,

                                                                                                                        Meredith, Sanbornton,                        

                                                                                                                        Tilton

Lake Winona                     154            47.9'              12           MESO            New Hampton