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Fort Meadow Reservoir
Fort Meadow Reservoir, Marlborough MA.jpg
Waterfront view
Location Marlborough, Massachusetts
Max. length 2,480 metres (1.54 mi)
Max. width 700 metres (2,300 ft)
Surface area 260 acres (1.1 km2)
Average depth 9 feet (2.7 m)
Max. depth 30 feet (9.1 m)

Fort Meadow Reservoir is a 260-acre pond in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States. At its widest point, the pond measures roughly 700 metres. From end to end, it measures 2,480 metres (1.54 mi) long.

Amory Maynard, the founder of Maynard, Massachusetts, originally operated a saw mill on the channel leading into Fort Meadow Pond before the City of Boston acquired his water rights. The Reservoir lies 76.2 metres (250 ft) above sea level.

The Fort Meadow Reservoir ends at the borders of Hudson and Marlborough. The pond consists of a primary and secondary basin, separated by a narrows near the center of the two. The primary basin is split into two sections by a road.

Two public beaches are located on the secondary basin. Centennial Beach lies on the Hudson side while Memorial Beach lies on the Marlborough side.

Motorized boating is allowed, making it a popular local destination for recreation.

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