Saturday, December 13, 2008

Facts and Figures

"Lake Nippenicket is a 354-acre natural pond known locally as the Nip. Bordering the Hockomock Swamp, it forms the headwaters of the Town River. The lake is located about a half mile west of Route 24, just north of its intersection with Route 495. Due to the surrounding wetlands, the water is heavily tea stained and transparency is only 2.5 feet. The pond is shallow with an average depth of three feet and a maximum depth of only six feet. The bottom is predominantly sand but aquatic vegetation (milfoil, fanwort, algae) is abundant particularly in the north end. Due to the surrounding swamp, residential development has been restricted to the southern half of the 4.8 miles of shoreline."

From Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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