Lower Broad Brook Reservoir, East Windsor
(84 KB, .pdf format*)
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.
Find Common Plant Names
(65 KB, .pdf format*)
*NOTE: Some of these documents are provided in Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf) format. In order to view or print these documents you need Adobe® Reader®. If you do not have Adobe® Reader®, click the "Get Adobe® Reader®" image for a free copy .