Maine, while the largest in New England, is relatively small compared to other states. It abundant lakes, rivers and streams contribute to a high ranking for water resources.
Unlike many western state with huge proportions of land owned by the federal government, Maine has a very small amount, most of which is in Acadia National Park. These rankings do not change much from year to year.
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Louise L. Horner., Ed. Almanac of the 50 States: Basic Data Profiles with Comparative Tables. Palo Alto, California. Information Publications. 2002.