Watershed map of 30 MRWA

Q: What is a watershed?

A: Everyone lives in a watershed, no matter how much or how little water is nearby. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a river, stream or lake. It includes everything within its borders – the land, air, plants, animals, towns, farms and people.  Watersheds drain (or “shed”) water into lakes through streams and ditches, directly over the ground surface and through groundwater. Everything that happens in a lake’s watershed eventually impacts the lake’s water quality, for better or worse.

Q: What is the 30 Mile River Watershed?

A: The 30 Mile River Watershed is a 200 square-mile rural region northwest of Augusta, Maine that encompasses over 20 lakes and ponds, many of  which form a chain referred to as the “30 Mile River.” The chain runs from Kimball Pond south to Androscoggin Lake, and includes some of the more pristine lakes in Central Maine.


 

Upcoming Events Calendar

July 2016

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  • From the Top Concert and Fireworks
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  • FPIA Annual Meeting
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  • GMLA Annual Meeting
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  • Camp Road workshop
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  • Loons, Eagles and Osprey on Androscoggin Lake
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  • BDT Ponds Association Annual Meeting
  • PPA Annual Meeting
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  • Board Meeting
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  • Dan Buckley - Your Lake Water Quality: Impacts of Climate, Geology, Biology and Land Use
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  • Paddle Trek
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  • Paddle Trek (rain date)

 

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