Can You Guess the Deepest Lake in Massachusetts?
New England has a heck of a lot of water.
We previously chatted about the deepest and longest lakes and rivers in New Hampshire, aka Lake Winnipesaukee and the Connecticut River, respectively. One of the most dangerous rivers in the country is also in the Granite State. We later concluded the longest river in Maine to be the Saint John River, with a total length of 418 miles, and the deepest Maine lake to be Sebago Lake, at 300+ feet.
But what about Massachusetts?
The Bay State is home to over 20 rivers, 1,500 miles of coastline, and a whopping 3,000+ lakes and ponds, according to the state's website. But which of its many lakes is the deepest?
According to WorldAtlas, that title goes to the Quabbin Reservoir. It's located in central Massachusetts less than an hour from Amherst, and "occupies an area of 99.97 km2 and reaches a maximum depth of 46 m." The State of Massachusetts also says that the Quabbin Reservoir consists of "412 billion gallons, 39 square miles, and 181 miles of shoreline," and is "one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States." Wowza. Since it serves as a source of drinking water for over three million people, recreational activities at the reservoir are understandably limited. That said, WorldAtlas explains that you can still look at the scenery through an observation tower.
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