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Canadarago Lake, NY

Lake Size: 1,900 acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 14 Miles
Deepest Depth: 43 feet (13 m)
Latitude: 42.815
Longitude: -75.006667
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 1,260 ft (385 m)
Counties: Otsego County
Cities: Richfield Springs

Information: Canadarago Lake is a dimictic lake surviving a previous glacial period. The lake is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide. There is a small island near the eastern shore. The surface area is 7.6 square kilometres (1,900 acres). The maximum depth is 13 meters (43 ft). The lake watershed drains 174 square kilometres (67 sq mi). Ocquionis Creek feeds into the lake from the north. and Oaks Creek drains from the south through a bog, ultimately flowing into the Susquehanna River. In 1872, a small steamboat was launched on the lake as a pleasure craft. A legend states that the lake once contained a second island, but that it sank beneath the waters. Incompletely treated sewage from Richfield Springs caused algae blooms, but better treatment instigated during the 1970s has abated this problem. June 2006 saw massive flooding of its banks after record rainfall. Legislation to create a Canadarago Lake District was approved by the New York State Legislature in 2007 but was subsequently vetoed by Governor Eliot Spitzer.
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Fish species present include brown bullhead, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed, rock bass, smallmouth bass, tiger muskellunge, walleye, and yellow perch.
Canadarago Lake is the second largest lake in Otsego County, New York, USA, lying to the west of and parallel to the larger Otsego Lake. The lake's name is also spelled "Candajarago Lake" or "Caniadaraga Lake". Canadarago lake runs from the Village of Richfield Springs at the north end to the community of Schuyler Lake at the south end. The lake has historically also been known as Schuyler Lake, and the community mentioned earlier still bears this name. The northern end of the lake is in the Town of Richfield, and the southern end is in the Town of Exeter on the west and the Town of Otsego on the east.

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