Chordas Pond, Shelton - 2017
Chordas Pond, Shelton
Chordas Pond, Shelton

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Transect Data (94 KB, .pdf format*)Water Data


   Chordas Pond is a 2.5 acre waterbody located in Shelton, CT. The pond is relatively shallow, with a maximum depth of 2.2 meters. The CAES IAPP survey identified nine species present, all native. Myriophyllum humile (low water milfoil) was the dominant plant, found along the entire shoreline as well as throughout parts of the middle of the pond. There was also a large algal bloom present in the entirety of the pond, forming dense patches in the southern end.

   Other plant species found included Brasenia schreberi (watershield), Calitriche species (water starwort), Lemna minor (common duckweed), Ludwigia species (primrose-willow), Nymphaea odorata (white water lily), Potamogeton bicupulatus (snailseed duckweed), Potamogeton foliosus (leafy pondweed), and Sparganium species (bur-reed).

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Species recorded in our 2017 survey of Chordas Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount.
Ludwigia species
Potamogeton foliosus

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