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2015 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Filley Pond


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Transect Data (22 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

      Filley Pond is a 1.2 acre water body in Filley Park- Bloomfield, CT. The pond has a maximum depth of one meter and a mucky bottom which favors aquatic plant growth. The  2015 CAES IAPP aquatic plant survey found invasive Trapa natans (water chestnut) to be the dominant species in the pond with dense growth around the shoreline and in the southern portion. Wash Brook flows through the pond which could have been the means of introduction and spread of the Trapa natans. The town of Bloomfield is planning to treat the Trapa natans in 2016 with herbicide and has obtained CTDEEP grant funding to support the endeavor. Free floating Lemna minor (common duckweed) was intermixed with the Trapa natans. Native species Elodea nuttallii (western waterweed) and Potamogeton pusillus (small pondweed) were also found frequently throughout the pond.

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Species recorded in our 2015 survey of Filley Pond.  Click on a plant to view herbarium mount. (Invasive species in bold)
Lemna minor


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