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Hancock County
Soil & Water Conservation District

Abrams Pond

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Abrams Pond Watershed Survey

Working with the Abrams Pond Association, watershed volunteers, and the Maine DEP, we completed a Watershed Survey of the entire Abrams Pond watershed in 2015. 

The purpose of the watershed survey was to document all soil erosion issues in the Abrams Pond Watershed.  Soil erosion is a major source of phosphorus, which can cause excessive plant growth, algal blooms, and murky water.  Phosphorus and other pollutants reach the lake through stormwater runoff from anywhere in the watershed. The survey involved walking properties in the watershed to identify how water drains into the lake through ditches, small streams, or surface runoff. 

This survey took place in the spring of 2015.  During the Watershed Survey 34 total erosion sites were identified- 14 were private road issues and 20 were residential issues.

The information gathered was used to put together a Watershed Survey Report which summarizes what was found during the surveying.

Click here for the Abrams Pond WS Report Final
Click here for a list of identified sites: Abrams Pond Site List

For more information please contact Kathleen Cotter, President of the Abrams Pond Association, at: billnkate@hotmail.com 

 

 

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