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Summit Lake
Location Otsego County, New York
Primary inflows Hayden Creek
Primary outflows Hayden Creek
Surface area 63 acres (25 ha)
Surface elevation 1,348 feet (411 m)
Settlements Springfield Center

Summit Lake is a small lake in Otsego County, New York. It is located northeast of Springfield Center. Summit Lake is unique, as it drains south via Hayden Creek which flows into Otsego Lake as well as north toward the Mohawk River. Fish species present in the lake include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead and yellow perch.

Geology

A subterranean passage drains from the bottom of the lake on the northern part. This shows that a subsurface drainage divide exists and drains to the north. Outlet streams flow both north toward the Mohawk River and south toward Otsego Lake from Summit Lake. A disappearing stream is located slightly northwest of the lake. Summit Lake spring, also known as the cold spring, feeds a tributary that enters the east side of the lake. It is estimated that the spring discharges approximately 10 gallons per minute.

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