Staples Pond

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Staples Pond
Location Temple, Maine
Coordinates 44°43′15″N 70°14′5″W / 44.72083°N 70.23472°W / 44.72083; -70.23472Coordinates: 44°43′15″N 70°14′5″W / 44.72083°N 70.23472°W / 44.72083; -70.23472
Type mesotrophic
Primary outflows Temple Stream
Catchment area 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 56 acres (23 ha)
Average depth 23 feet (7.0 m)
Max. depth 44 feet (13 m)
Water volume 1,133 acre⋅ft (1,398,000 m3)
Residence time 8.2 months
Shore length1 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Surface elevation 704 feet (215 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Staples Pond is located in the town of Temple, Maine, in the United States. Some locals prefer to call it "Santa Claus Lake", because of its appearance from the air. Water from Staples Pond flows via Temple Stream to the Sandy River in Farmington, and thence to the Kennebec River.

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