The Medomak River Watershed
The Medomak River begins as a cluster of low marshes and small
streams in the rolling hills of Liberty and Appleton. These feed
into a quick-flowing stream that forms the boundary between Washington
and Union. As it passes through the village of Waldoboro, the Medomak
cascades over a series of rock ledges to tidewater. From here the
river broadens into a rich estuary bordered by extensive mudflats.
Below the Narrows, the estuary opens into Muscongus Bay, with its
highly indented shoreline and many islands. In all, the river and
estuary extend for more than 40 miles, draining portions of 13 towns.
Over the years, both the valley and the patterns of settlement
within it have been shaped by the river. The result is an extremely
diverse and beautiful landscape. Wooded valleys, miles of undeveloped
shore, saltwater farms, blueberry barrens, small towns, and villages – these are some of the many faces
of the Medomak River watershed.
Towns in the Medomak River Watershed