Friendship Lake, Adams County- Critical Habitat Designation
Field work for critical habitat area designations was performed on September 19, 2006, on Friendship Lake, Adams County. The designation team was assisted by aquatic plant and shoreline assessment data collected in July, 2005. Potential areas were identified visually, with GPS readings and digital photos providing additional information.
Friendship Lake is a mesotrophic/oliogotrophic impoundment with good to very good water quality and very good water clarity. It has 115 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of 5.5 feet. The lake is created by the damming of Little Roche a Cri Creek and is fed by a large stream system that extends into the next county eastward. The dam is privately owned and generates a small amount of electricity, which is sold to a power company.
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