Dayton Pond, Wallingford


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Dayton Pond

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Transect Data (232 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

Dayton Pond was created by damming a stream in eastern Wallingford. It is within the Muddy River/Tyler Mill recreation area that is maintained by the town as open space. The 6.6-acre pond is largely less than 1 foot  deep. Bushes and other emergent plants grow in two areas in the northern end of the pond, creating small islands. The land around the pond is wooded, although two houses are visible through the trees on the western side.

During our July 2005 survey, Elodea nuttallii and Ceratophyllum demersum were found in continuous beds across the pond, though somewhat less abundantly in shallow water along the edges. The invasive Myriophyllum spicatum was observed in one location in the center of the pond, and Potamogeton foliosus was recorded in two small patches. A few plants of Potamogeton  perfoliatus and Potamogeton nodosus were found on the eastern shore. Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza occurred along the eastern shore and southern shores.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Dayton Pond. Click on plant name to view herbarium mount (invasives in bold).

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Lemna minor

Myriophyllum spicatum

Potamogeton foliosus

Potamogeton nodosus

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Spirodela polyrhiza

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