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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: 1100 feet
Area: 1.9 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.3 miles
Length: 0.1 miles
Maximum Depth: 10 feet
Town: Sanford


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 (PDF)

Fish Species:

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


Trout fishing is generally best from mid-April, shortly after they are stocked, until early-June. Fishing is restricted to shore fishing only, so using a bobber is recommended when using bait. A bobber will help keep your bait off the bottom and give you some added weight when casting. If there is enough of a breeze to move your bobber around, it will aid you in covering more of the pond from shore.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

Fisheries Management:

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

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