Pleasant River Watershed
The Pleasant River watershed extends east and west of Route 100 and the Maine Turnpike from Falmouth to Gray. It extends into the towns of Cumberland and Windham.
The Pleasant River watershed is the second largest watershed in the Presumpscot River watershed system. At approximately 29 square miles; it makes up 14% of the Presumpscot River watershed system.
The population of Pleasant watershed is a just over 6,000, or approximately 9% of the population in the Presumpscot River watershed system.
Impervious surfaces are those surfaces in the landscape that cannot infiltrate rainfall, such as rooftops, pavement, sidewalks, driveways and compacted earth. Impervious surface areas of 10% or greater are often correlated with reduced water quality. Approximately 6% of the Pleasant watershed, more than 1100 acres, is comprised of impervious surfaces.