Floods Pond is one of
eleven water supplies in Maine that has been granted a
filtration waiver from the EPA based on its exceptional water
quality. We are able to protect the water quality of Floods Pond
by monitoring and controlling activities in the area, preventing
pollution, and thus eliminating the need to construct and
operate a filtration plant. No boating, fishing, or swimming is
allowed in Floods Pond to compromise water quality.
. Over the years, the Districtís Board authorized
purchase of 3764 of the 4612 acres of land in the watershed, and
has entered into agreements with other landowners to preserve an
additional 802 acres.
In 1991, IF&W and the District
installed artificial spawning beds in efforts to protect the Artic charr
residing in Floods Pond for use when lake levels are low. IF&W used
Floods Pond charr to establish populations in two additional Maine
The District has a formal forest
management plan. Since the watershed is primarily forested, management
of the timber resource is necessary to maintain good forest health,
reduce the risk of forest fires and enhance water quality.