October 17, 2019


kennebec_basinKennebec River Data:
Length: 230 miles
Drainage Area: 5,870 square miles (above Merrymeeting Bay)Discharge at Merrymeeting Bay:
5,893 million gallons/day (avg.)Rivers, Lakes, and Streams in the Kennebec Watershed:
Alder Stream
Annabessacook Lake
Attean Pond
Austin Pond
Austin Stream
Bagadasset River
Belgrade Stream
Black Brook
Black Stream
Bog Stream
Brassua Lake
Brassua Stream
Bunny Brook
Carrabasset River
Carrabasset Stream
Chain Lakes
Chase Stream
China Lake
Churchill Stream
Cobbosseecontee Lake
Cold Stream
Craigin Stream
Dead River
E Br Sebasticook River
East Pond
Eastern River
Emeden Pond Enchanted Stream
Fall Brook
First Roach Pond
Flagstaff Lake
Fifteen Mile Stream
Fillibrown Brook
Fish Brook
Gillman Pond
Great Moose Lake
Great Pond
Halfmoon Stream
Halfway Brook
Heald Stream
Higgins Brook
Indian Pond
Indian Stream
Kennebec River
Kibby Stream
King And Bartlett Lake
Lake Wassookeag
Lemon Stream
Lilly Bay Brook
Little Indian Stream
Little Spencer Stream
Long Pond
Lucky Brook
Lutton Brook
Maranacook Lake
Martin Stream
Messalonskee Lake
Mill Stream
Misery Stream
Moose River
Moosehead Lake
Moxie Pond
Muddy Brook
Nash Stream
North Pond
Orbeton Stream
Outlet Stream
Pierce Pond
Pleasant Lake
Pleasant Pond
Pleasant Pond Stream Roach River Sandy River
Sandy Stream
Sebasticook Lake
Sebasticook River
S B Alder Stream
Salmon Stream
Socatean Stream
Spencer Lake
Spencer Stream
Spring Lk
Squaw Brook
Statton Brook
Stony Brook
Temple Stream
Threemile Pond
Tim Brook
Tomhegan Stream
Togus Pond
Torsey Lake
Unity Pond
Webber Pond
Wesserunsett Lake
Wesserunsett Stream
Whipple Pond
Wilson Pond
Wilson Stream
Wing Brook
Wood Pond
Worromontogus Stream
kennebecKennebec WatershedOriginating from Moosehead Lake and the Moose River, the Kennebec flows gently for much of its course.

The river had perhaps the most magnificent runs of anadromous fish on Maine’s coast. Atlantic salmon, alewives, shad, sturgeon and striped bass all swarmed far upstream to spawning grounds. The fish were decimated, however, by dams and pollution.

With the removal of Edwards Dam in July 1999, however, and more stringent discharge controls, the Kennebec is recovering.


Kennebec (photo by Russ Williams)


Kennebec (photo by Russ Williams)

Messalonskee Stream flows through one of the most populous sections of Maine. Its banks pass a remarkable variety of landscapes, from residential homes, pastures and fields, a deep and narrow gorge, the neighborhoods of Waterville and a remarkably scenic junction with the Kennebec at a long rapids called Petty’s Rips.


Messalonskee Stream(photo by Doug Watts)

Local OrganizationsKennebec Watersheds

Belgrade Regional Conservation
Alliance/Kennebec Highlands Project

P.O. Box 250
Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

China Region Lakes Alliance
571 Lakeview Dr.
China, Maine 04358

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
PO Box 5003
Augusta, ME 04332-5003

Friends of the Kennebec Salmon
P.O. Box 2473
Augusta, ME 04338

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
P.O. Box 233
Richmond, Maine 04357

Friends of Messalonskee Watershed

P.O. Box 532

Oakland, ME 04963



Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
P.O. Box 1128
Bath, ME 04530




Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
P.O. Box 184
Unity, ME 04988