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Howells Pond, Hartland

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2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Howells Pond

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Transect Data (233 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Howells Pond is a 14.3 acre water body located in Tunxis State Forest.  The maximum depth of Howells Pond is 8.1 feet and the mean depth is 6.4 feet.  There is no residential development, only thickly wooded areas around the water’s edge.  There is a boat launch owned by the state on the southeastern shore near the dam.  Gas motors are not allowed on the pond. A pipe for filling up fire trucks is found near the boat launch.

   Our August 2005 survey found Utricularia vulgaris to be the most widespread plant, absent only from small parts of the northwestern and eastern shorelines.  Brasenia schreberi and Potamogeton epihydrus also were found on all sides of the pond as small and large patches.  Najas guadalupensis, Sparganium species, Pontederia cordata , Potamogeton pulcher and Myriophyllum humile were found as several small patches in the southern edge of the lake.  Nuphar variegata and Potamogeton bicupulatus also were found in the southern portion of the lake, as well as the north and west sides.  

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Howells Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Brasenia schreberi

Myriophyllum humile

Najas guadalupensis

Nuphar variegata

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton epihydrus

Sparganium sp.

Utricularia vulgaris


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