Lower Broad Brook Reservoir, East Windsor
Broad Brook - Lower

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   Lower Broad Brook Reservoir is a small, 2.0 acre pond located in East Windsor, CT at East Windsor Park.  There is a public beach with a waterslide.  A dam is located in the north east corner.  Upper Broad Brook Reservoir drains into this pond via a pipe located in the southwest corner.  The park's beach and grass make up half of the shoreline while the other half is dense forest.
   The 2012 CAES IAPP survey found the presence of 7 species of aquatic plants.  One was invasive, Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian watermilfoil).  This was the most commonly found plant in the pond.  It was most densely growing in the western half of the lake.  The area with the beach and the eastern half of the lake had M. spicatum growing in small, less abundant patches.  Elodea nuttallii, a native, was the second mond common species.  This plant was found growing in small patches along the north and western shore.  The remaining species were low growing species that are commonly found near the shore of lakes: Alisma speices, Elatine species, Eleocharis species, Ludwigia species, and Sagittaria species.
   The pond (Upper Broad Broad Reservoir) that drains into Lower Broad Brook Reservoir was also surveyed in 2012.

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Species recorded in our 2012 survey of Lower Broad Brook Reservoir. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Alisma sp.
Elatine sp.

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