Keoka Lake Info
Keoka Lake is a spring-fed lake located along Rt. 35 in Waterford, Maine. It is notable for being adjacent to the birthplace of Artemis Ward, a humorist and friend of Mark Twain. Also known as Thomas Pond, the lake was formed by glaciers retreating and advancing around Mt. Tire’m on its western shore. At approximately 460 acres in size with a maximum depth of 42 feet, it borders the quintessential New England village of Waterford Flats.
2018 Topographical Survey of Keoka Lake
Keoka's watershed is 3,808 acres or 5.95 square miles. It is located at the top of the chain of lakes that feed into Sebago Lake, the water supply for Portland, ME. 71% of the solis in Keoka's watershed are classified as Type C which are characterized by infiltration rates. There are four hydrologic soil groups. Type A soils have the smallest runoff potential and Ds have the greatest.
The dam has been wide open this spring to handle the runoff from the snow as well as the spring rainstorms. Pending the replacement of the Town Boat Launch, scheduled for after Labor Day, the dam will be closed and monitored to achieve normal summer levels.