Maine Lakes Transparency, Color & Chemistry: Overall Mean Values
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains overall mean values for Secchi transparency, color and a series of water chemistry parameters for surveyed Maine lakes. Data were collected by Maine DEP (MDEP), the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine lakes water quality - pH, color, conductivity, alkalinity (by date)
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains pH, color, conductivity and alkalinity data for Maine lakes, by date of collection. Data were collected by ME DEP, Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and other organizations. Data are provided by ME [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine lakes water quality - chlorophyll (by date)
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains chlorophyll data for Maine lakes sampled by ME DEP, Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and other organizations. Data were provided by Linda Bacon, ME DEP.

Data are current through the 2018 sampling year.

To [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine lakes water quality - total phosphorus (by date)
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains total phosphorus data for Maine lakes, by date of collection. Data were collected by ME DEP, Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and other organizations. Data are provided by ME Dept. of Environmental [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine lakes water quality - Secchi transparency (by date)
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains Secchi transparency data for Maine lakes, by date of collection. Data were collected by ME DEP, Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and other organizations. Data are provided by ME Dept. of Environmental [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine lakes water quality - temperature & dissolved oxygen profiles
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains water temperature and dissolved oxygen data for Maine lakes. These data are current through 2018. Data were collected by ME Dept. of Environmental Protection, the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and other [...] [ click to read more ]


Maine Lakes Transparency, Color & Chemistry: Annual Mean Values
Bacon, Linda

This data set contains annual mean values (with maxima and minima) for Secchi transparency, color and a series of water chemistry parameters for surveyed Maine lakes. Data were collected by Maine Department of Environmental Protection [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake plant surveys: Maine
Cameron, Don; Keith Williams; Roberta Hill

To open the data file (which also contains the metadata), click HERE.

This file contains data from surveys of plant assemblages in Maine lakes and ponds. The first two data worksheets contain data from "rapid [...] [ click to read more ]


Watershed analysis of Long Pond North
Colby College

Download the report HERE.

Physical, chemical and biological water quality parameters were collected by the Colby College Environmental Assessment Team to determine the current health of Long Pond North. Land-use patterns and residential and commercial [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake fish surveys (Maine): 1938-1944
Cooper, G.; J. Fuller

G. Cooper and colleagues conducted detailed lake surveys of Maine lakes in the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to species lists, the fisheries data include relative abundance, food habits and age-growth. Other data generated [...] [ click to read more ]


A biological survey of lakes and ponds of the Androscoggin and Kennebec river drainage systems in Maine
Cooper, Gerald

To download the REPORT, click HERE.

To view an interactive MAP of all lakes sampled during the various Cooper surveys, click HERE. This map also shows the fish species collected during these surveys.

The [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake benthos surveys (Maine): 1938-1944
Cooper, Gerald and John Cooper

This data set contains the benthic macro-invertebrate data from the Cooper and Fuller surveys of Maine lakes, conducted from 1938 to 1944. Other data generated from these surveys cover water quality, fish and plankton. The [...] [ click to read more ]


Profundal chironomid communities in Maine lakes (data set)
Courtemanch, David

Profundal chironomid communities were sampled in late winter. The chironomid data were used to assign a chironomid-based lake type to each of the study lakes, based on Saether's 1979 lake classification scheme, which defines a [...] [ click to read more ]


Relationships between profundal chironomid communities, water quality, and the lake classification system in Maine
Courtemanch, David L

This study used a group 49 lakes with varying trophic state but which are geographically close and morphometrically similar to assess the use of the chironomid fauna as an alternative lake classification technique.

To view data [...] [ click to read more ]


Descriptive and comparative studies of Maine lakes
Davis, Ronald B.//Bailey, John H.//Scott, Matthew//Hunt, Gardner//Norton, Stephen A.

Study investigated water chemistry, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos and bacteria of Maine lakes, primarily in the southern part of the State.


Belgrade Lakes Watershed Sustainability Project: Shoreline Photos
King, Whitney; Philip Nyhus; Herb Wilson; Catherine Bevier; Jim Fleming; Peter Kallin; Alice Elliot; Maggie Shannon; Russ Cole;

To access the photos, click HERE.

Following abstract is from the project website

During the summer of 2011 Colby Researchers are conducting comprehensive photographic surveys of the shoreline of all of the Belgrade [...] [ click to read more ]


Audubon Loon Counts: Maine
Maine Audubon

To DOWNLOAD this data file (and metadata), click HERE .

 (Note: If your screen displays the file "AudubonLoonCounts_Maine.zipx, please ignore this file - it is an old version of the data and will shortly be [...] [ click to read more ]


Long Pond Watershed NPS Remediation Project - Phase I
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Download this report here.

Long Pond is a 2,668-acre lake located in the towns of Rome, Belgrade, and Mount Vernon and has a watershed of 22.3 square miles. The purpose of this project was to [...] [ click to read more ]


Long Pond (Belgrade) Watershed-Based Management Plan
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Download this report here.

The goal of the project was to develop a community supported watershed based management plan that would identify actions needed to improve or stabilize water quality in Long Pond. Project staff and [...] [ click to read more ]


Long Pond NPS Watershed Project, Phase I
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Download this report here.

The purpose of this project was to begin to implement the 2008 TMDL and 2009 Watershed Based Plan in order to reduce phosphorus loading to the lake. The project implemented 15 BMPs [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake fish of Maine
Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

To open data file, click HERE.

This data set contains lists of fish species in Maine lakes and are derived from MDIFW's lake survey database (2007 update). The database contains a listing of all fish [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake associations & environmental organizations in Maine
Maine Lake Monitoring Program

This file contains a list of lake associations and conservation / environmental organizations that work, in some capacity, with lakes in Maine.  The data include the MIDAS codes and names of lakes present in the [...] [ click to read more ]


Chinese mystery snail sightings
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP)

This data set contains sightings of the invasive Chinese mystery snail Cipangopaludina (= Bellamya) chinensis. Sightings were made by multiple individuals and reported to the Maine Lake Volunteer Monitoring Program which compiled the data.

 To download [...] [ click to read more ]


Crayfish records from Maine
Scott, Matthew; William Reid; and others

This data set is a compilation of data from multiple sources, principally Matthew Scott and William Reid. Additional records were obtained from the scientific literature. These data were compiled as part of the Maine Aquatic [...] [ click to read more ]


Freshwater mussels of Maine
Swartz, Beth (data provider)

This data set contains the results of the statewide freshwater mussel survey conducted under the direction of MDIFW. Most of the survey was conducted between 1992 and 2009. In addition to survey-collected samples, there are [...] [ click to read more ]


Lake fish of Maine: Google Earth map
Vaux, P. (compiler). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (data source)

The map displays surveyed lakes, list of fish species at each lake and fishery management type (as designated by MDIFW).

Data may be viewed in this Google Earth file: Lake_fish.kmz.

Lists of fish species in Maine [...] [ click to read more ]