Milton 3 Ponds, NH

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Milton 3 Ponds


Town(s): Milton NH
County: Strafford
Local Name: Three Ponds

Size: 200 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 55 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Depot Pond is one of three waterbodies which makes up the Milton Three Ponds watershed; Northeast Pond, Depot Pond and Townhouse Pond. Listed under State registers as Milton Pond, it is broken into 2 segments, Depot Pond and “The River” which is the channel that flows from Northeast Pond. The surface area of the Pond is 200 acres in size. The maximum water depth is 55 feet, with an average depth of 14 feet. Depot Pond has a high flushing rate of 35.4 times per year due to the fact that it is fed and flushed by a relatively large watershed and lies within the main confluence of the Salmon Falls River. The Three Ponds Protective Association (TPPA) has been effective in recruiting volunteers in all capacities of monitoring and ensuring the health and vitality of the lake. A dedicated water quality monitoring group has participated with the UNH Lakes Lay Monitoring program for 18 years.

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Invasive
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, American Eel, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 50-75%