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Farm Brook Reservoir, Hamden
Farm Brook Reservoir

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   Farm Brook Reservoir is a 15 acre man made lake located in Hamden, CT. It is a public reservoir with houses along the eastern shore and a park and an impoundment on the southern shore. There is a small buffer zone on the western portion of the reservoir between a farm and the reservoir.  The buffer zone gradually becomes larger along the north shore becoming a heavily wooded area. 
   The CAES IAPP 2012 survey found eight species in Farm Brook Reservoir, none were invasive.  The most dominant plant was, Elodea nuttallii (Waterweed), and was found in a large patch in the center of the lake and along the southern shore.  Two shoreline species, Phragmites species and  Typha species were found growing around much of the southern and eastern shores.  Other shoreline species found include: Alisma species, Callitriche species, Elatine minima, and Eleocharis species.

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Species recorded in our 2012 survey of Farm Brook Reservoir. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Lemna minor
Phragmites sp.
Typha sp.


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