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East Branch Mattawamkeag River
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Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Maine
710 feet (220 m)
River mouth Mattawamkeag River
365 feet (111 m)
45°50′02″N 67°59′27″W / 45.8338°N 67.9908°W / 45.8338; -67.9908
Length 36 miles (58 km)
Basin features
Progression Mattawamkeag River – Penobscot River

The East Branch Mattawamkeag River is a tributary of the Mattawamkeag River in Aroostook County, Maine. From its source (46°13′51″N 68°08′53″W / 46.2307°N 68.1480°W / 46.2307; -68.1480 (East Branch Mattawamkeag River source)) in Dudley (Maine Township 7, Range 3, WELS), the river runs 36 miles (58 km) south and southeast to its confluence with the West Branch Mattawamkeag River in Haynesville, about 10 miles (16 km) west of the Canada–United States border.

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake
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Location Aroostook County, Maine
Coordinates 46°01′N 68°10′W / 46.017°N 68.167°W / 46.017; -68.167
Basin countries United States
Max. length 4 mi (6.4 km)
Max. width 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface area 1,817 acres (735 ha)
Max. depth 63 feet (19 m)
Water volume 57,966 acre⋅ft (71,500,000 m3)
Surface elevation 535 ft (163 m)

Pleasant Lake is the largest lake in the East Branch watershed. The lake extends from the northeast corner of Island Falls into the northwest corner of Maine township 4, range 3. The western edge of the lake overflows 500 yards (460 m) into the East Branch 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream of Oakfield. The lake supports populations of smallmouth bass and rainbow smelt, and is stocked with brook trout and land-locked Atlantic salmon. There is an unimproved boat launch area at the western end of the lake.

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