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Palmer's Pond

Palmers Pond, also called Deposit #1, is a small water body located on the north edge of the Village of Deposit, Broome County. Palmers Pond is one of 20 Broome County PL-566 flood control reservoirs that was created to reduce the potential for property damage caused by stream flooding.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,100 feet
Area: 1.9 acres
Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Public Access Sites

Broome County Flood Control Pond. Access off Pine Street. No boating, swimming or ice fishing allowed on the flood control ponds.

Printable maps showing Flood Control Ponds with public access (1.6 MB, PDF)

Fish Species

Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill and brown bullhead.

General Fishing Information

Most anglers target the rainbow trout shortly after they're stocked. Fishing with worms, minnows, artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait) or corn suspended under a bobber usually works well for the trout.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management

Palmers Pond is stocked annually with approximately 190 one year-old rainbow trout (8-9").

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