Powder Mill Pond

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Powder Mill Pond
Looking east across the southern part of the pond; view from S. Elmwood Rd. in Hancock, NH
LocationHillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates42°58′10″N 71°55′57″W / 42.96944°N 71.93250°W / 42.96944; -71.93250Coordinates: 42°58′10″N 71°55′57″W / 42.96944°N 71.93250°W / 42.96944; -71.93250
Primary inflowsContoocook River
Primary outflowsContoocook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.6 mi (4.2 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface area419 acres (1.70 km2)
Average depth3 ft (0.91 m)
Max. depth17 ft (5.2 m)
Surface elevation677 ft (206 m)
SettlementsBennington; Hancock; Greenfield

Powder Mill Pond is a 419-acre (1.70 km2)[1] impoundment on the Contoocook River in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States. The pond's dam is located in the town of Bennington, with water impounded into the towns of Hancock and Greenfield.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, black crappie, and bluegill.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Powder Mill Pond, Hancock, Greenfield" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.