Mousam River Watershed
The west shore of Middle Branch Pond lies within Alfred on the border with Waterboro. The Alfred shore is undeveloped except for a few houses off of Gore Road. Middle Branch Pond feeds the Middle Branch of The Mousam River which reenters Alfred near Avery Road.
The Middle Branch runs past a few farms and houses and crosses three town roads before entering a stretch of woods, which extends south to the Sanford Road. Here the river twists and turns through Alfred town center, looping around Round Pond and finally joining Estes Lake.
Shaker Brook runs into Alfred near Route 202 and feeds Shaker Pond. Shaker Pond is 106 acres in area with an average depth of 11 feet. It is bounded by close to 40 homes along the west shore and Route 202 to the east. The Littlefield River drains Shaker Pond at its southern end. It runs for approximately 4 miles, crosses under several roads, and runs through the Alfred Mills area before joining Estes Lake.
Hay Brook drains a marsh area west of Alfred town center near Mountain Road. The brook runs along Alfred’s western border with Sanford for approximately 3.5 miles until it meets Estes Lake.
Estes Lake is formed where the Mousam River backs up behind a hydro-electric dam. The Lake is home to many species of fish including bass, pickerel, catfish, perch, carp, and eel. The Alfred shore of Estes Lake is approximately 4 miles long and is characterized by low density residential development off of Mouse Road, except for a 1 mile undeveloped stretch near the dam.
The Mousam River runs through Estes Lake and past two dams in its 2.25 mile run through Alfred.
Kennebunk River Watershed
Carlisle Brook, a tributary of the Kennebunk River, has its headwaters in the marsh area near the intersection of Government Road and Old Kennebunk Road.