Beaver Dam Lake, Stratford

Beaver Dam Lake Species Map

2009 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Beaver Dam Lake

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Transect Data (21 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

            Beaver Dam Lake is a 57.8 acre lake located in Stratford, CT. The shoreline of Beaver Dam Lake is a sparsely developed. Woods surround the majority of the lake while the dam is located on the southeastern end, and the dike is located on the southwestern end. There is no public access to this lake, and no gas motors are allowed.


            Our July 2009 survey found nine aquatic plant species. Only Najas minor  is classified as invasive and it was found in only small areas along south of the boat launch, on the northwestern shore, in the southwest corner, and in a cove on the east side of the lake. The most abundant species of plant was  Potamogeton perfoliatus, which was found around the entire shoreline. Elodea nuttallii was found in the northern end, southwest corner, and east cove.


            Pontederia cordata and Vallisneria americana were found scattered around the lake.Nymphaea odorata, Sagittaria sp., and Elatine americana were the least abundant species of plant found.Nymphaea odorata occurred in a few, small coves on the west side of the lake as well as two sparse patches on the southern end. We found Sagittaria sp. in the northern portion of the lake as well along the shoreline in the northern tip of the east cove.Elatine americana was only found once, in shallow water along the shoreline on the north-east side of the lake.



Find Common Plant Names (Listed By Scientific Name)

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Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Beaver Dam Lake. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Elatine americana

Elodea nuttallii

Najas minor

Nymphaea odorata

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Potamogeton pusillus

Sagittaria sp.

Vallisneria americana

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