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General Information

Country Canada
United States of America
Latitude 45° 10' 0" (45.1667)
Longitude -72° 18' 0" (-72.3000)
State Vermont
River Basin Saint Lawrence


 Lakes of Vermont (LakeNet Explorer 2004)

Physical Characteristics

Description Lake Memphremagog is 25 miles long with 73% of its surface area in Vermont
Volume 1.70 km3
Surface Area 110.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 15.5 m
Maximum depth: 107.0 m
Residence Time 1.7 years
Catchment Catchment size: 1,764.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 16:1


Economic Value
Major Cities Magog, Quebec and Newport, Vermont

Watershed Management

Description Three quarters of Memphremagog's watershed is in Vermont.
Issues Phosphorus, Eurasian milfoil, zebra mussels.
Other Issues Invasive Species
Sediment contamination

Biodiversity Conservation

Species of Concern


Vermont Agency of Natural Resources



ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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