Sunday May 30, 2010

WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT –   Boating on Lake Waramaug.  The following is from the Wikipedia entry on Lake Waramaug:

“Although natural in origin, the surface elevation of the lake has been raised by a small concrete and masonry dam. The surface area of the lake is approximately 680 acres (2.8 km2). The lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m), an average depth of 22 feet (7 m), and contains approximately 4.8 billion gallons of water. The lake is fed by Sucker Brook (Lake Waramaug Brook), numerous small streams, and groundwater that enters through the lake bottom. Drainage from Waramaug Lake flows southward into the East Aspetuck River. . . . The lake is named after a chief of the Wyantenock tribe. Chief Waramaug and his followers summered in the area now covered by Lake Waramaug.”

1956 Chris Craft