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02/27/2019

CAES IAPP continued work on the Connecticut River in 2018 to determine the spread of hydrilla. For more information check out the Connecticut River webpage.

02/11/2019

 

CAES IAPP Surveys Performed in 2018

Number
Lake Name
Town
Acres
1 Amos Lake Preston 112
2 Candlewood Lake Sherman 5400
3 `Hidden Lake Higganum 39
4 Lake Elise Middlebury 16
5 Lake Lillinonah Newtown 1547
6 Lake Phipps West Haven 26
7 Laurel Lake New Hartford 16
8 Lower Bolton Lake Bolton 176
9 Pachaug Pond Griswold 817
10 Private Pond, Madison Madison 0.1
11 Squantz Pond New Fairfield 266
12 Twin Lake North Simsbury 13
13 Twin Lake South Simsbury 16
02/14/2018
Hydrilla Locations in the CT River
 
 
CAES IAPP and other organizations are working to manage the invasive species Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrilla) in the Connecticut River. CAES IAPP will be hosting a meeting regarding this on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Valley Laboratory in Windsor, CT. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. There will also be a meeting on Trapa natans (Water Chestnut) in the CT River before the morning before the Hydrilla meeting.

 

02/14/2018
Surveys Preformed - 2017
 
 
 
 
08/10/2017
CAES IAPP Team - 2017
 
CAES IAPP team in 2017. Top (left to right) - Summer Stebbins, Amanda Massa, and Olivia O'Connor. Bottom (left to right) - Abigail Wiegand and Greg Bugbee. 
 
 
 
08/09/2016
Greg Bugbee of CAES IAPP interviewed by Danbury News Times on extent of milfoil in Candlewood Lake.
08/26/2015
The CAES IAPP team trains the West Hill Pond Association on water testing methods- West Hill Pond
 
 
08/5/2015
IAPP 2015
 
 
CAES IAPP 2015 staff at the Invasive Aquatic Plant Display - CAES Plant Science Day 2015. Left to Right- Jesse Schock, Jennifer Fanzutti, Greg Bugbee, Summer Stebbins.
 
 
 
 
 
02/17/2015
             CAES IAPP Surveys Preformed in 2014
 
 
Number
Lake Name
Town
Acres
1
Avery Pond
Preston
35.7
2
Bashan Lake
East Haddam
273
3
Candlewood Lake
Sherman
5400
4
Coventry lake
Coventry
373
5
Fence Rock Lake
Guilford
16.9
6
Hansens Pond
Mansfield
40
7
Jeep Pond
Hamden
4
8
Lake Lillinonah
Newtown
1547
9
Private Pond, Pawcatuck
Pawcatuck
1
10
Private Pond, East Haddam
East Haddam
5
11
Staffordville Reservoir
Stafford Springs
149
12
Taunton lake
Newtown
124
13
Wataba lake
Ridgefield
41
14
Town Pond
West Haven
1
15
Lake Zoar
Newtown
920
 
 
 
 
01/14/2014
CAES IAPP Surveys Performed in 2013

Number

Lake

Town

Acres

1

Amos Lake

Preston

112

2

Ashford Lake

Ashford

52

3

Beaver Pond

Meriden

31.9

4

Billings Lake

North Stonington

100

5

Candlewood Lake

Sherman

5400

6

Crystal Lake

Ellington

187

7

Dog Pond

Goshen

65.8

8

Fence Rock Lake

Guilford

17

9

Grannis Lake

East Haven

20

10

Hart Pond

Litchfield

20

11

Horseshoe Pond

Wilton

6

12

Lake Hayward

East Haddam

172

13

Laurel Lake

New Hartford

16

14

Lake Lillinonah

Newtown

1547

15

Muddy Pond

Woodstock

38.3

16

Pattagansett Lake

East Lyme

128

17

Private Pond, Clinton

Clinton

1.25

18

Private Pond, Guilford

Guilford

0.5

19

Route 7 Pond

Wilton

8

20

Timber Lake

Torrington

16

21

Twin Lake North

Simsbury

120

22

Tyler Lake

Goshen

187

23

Lake Zoar

Newton

920

 
 
9/5/2012
Azolla in Westport, CTAzolla in Suffield, CT
Azolla sp. (water fern) covering private ponds in Westport (left) and Suffield (right), CT.
 
  CAES IAPP surveyors Jordan Gibbons and Jennifer Fanzutti recently found  Azolla sp. (water fern)covering ponds in Westport and Suffield, CT.  We think the warm winter prevented the normal dieback of this southern plant and will monitor if it continues to spread next year. If it does, Azolla sp.  could become an extremely destructive invasive aquatic plant statewide.  We brought plant samples back to the laboratory and planted them in our greenhouse tanks for futher analysis.
 
 
9/25/2012
CAES IAAP Surveys Performed in 2012 
Number Water Body Town Acres
1 Roseland Lake Woodstock 96
2 Staffordville Reservoir Stafford Springs 149
3 West Hill Pond New Hartford 245
4 Fence Rock Lake Guilford 17
5 Crystal Lake Middletown 30
6 Mamanasco Lake Ridgefield 86
7 Long Meadow Lake Bethlehem 101
8 Anderson Pond North Stonington 57
9 Wyassup Lake North Stonington 99
10 Candlewood Lake Danbury etc. 5400
11 Lake Zoar Monroe etc. 920
12 Rak Pond Middletown 2
13 Dividend Ponds Rocky Hill 5
14 Canoe Brook Lake Trumbull 64
15 Grannis Lake East Haven 20
16 Upper Moodus Reservoir East Haddam 366
17 Lower Moodus Reservoir East Haddam 120
18 Krawski Pond Lyme 0.5
19 Nod Pond Simsbury 10
20 Hartland Pond New Hartford 51
21 Farm Brook Reservoir Hamden 10
22 Mossup Pond Plainfield 96
23 Bushy Hill Pond Clinton 40
 
 
9/23/2011
Dr. Mark June-Wells and Brian Hart have set up 25 georeferenced points at depths ranging from 0.1 - 5 meters (0.1 - 16 feet) in the lakes listed below.  Light availability, sediment organic content, bottom slope, depth, and plant species were recorded at each sample point.  These variables will be used to evaluate the influence of abiotic conditions in structuring the plant communities in lentic systems. 

Alexander Lake - Killingly
Anni's Pond (Kleeman's Dam) - Bethany
Beseck Lake - Middlefield
Billings Lake - North Stonington
Black Pond - Middlefield
Bolton Lower - Bolton
Cedar Lake -Chester
Crystal Lake - Ellington
Gardner Lake - Bozrah, Montville, Salem
Lake Elise - Middlebury
Lake Hayward - East Haddam
Lake Quonnipaug - Guilford
Messerschmitt Pond - Deep River, Essex
Moosup Pond - Plainfield
Pattaganset Lake - East Lyme
Rogers Lake - Lyme, Old Lyme
West Lake - Guilford
West Hill Pond - New Hartford, Barkhamsted
Wintergreen Lake - Hamden
Quaddick Reservoir - Thompson
Tyler Lake - Goshen
West Side Pond - Goshen

 
 
9/22/2011
Aquatic Plant Surveys Performed in 2011.
Anne's Pond (Kleeman's Dam) - Bethany
Beseck Lake - Middletown
Bolton Notch Pond - Bolton
Bunnells Pond - Bridgeport
Bushy Pond - Clinton
Candlewood Lake - Danbury, New Fairfield, etc...
Crystal Lake - Middletown
Doaneville Pond - Norwalk
Grannis Lake - East Haven
Held Pond - Weston
Fence Rock Lake - Guilford 
Lake Brandegea - Waterford

Lake Elise - Middlebury

Lake Lillinonah - Brookfield, New Milford etc...
Lake Quassapaug - Middlebury
Lake Zoar (transects and water samples only) - Monroe, Newtown, etc...
Larkin Pond - Middlebury
Lower Bolton Lake - Bolton
One Acre Pond - Madison
Pinewood Lake - Trumbull
Private Pond - Pawcatuck
Putnam Park Pond - Easton
Scribner Pond - Norwalk
Squantz Pond - New Fairfield
Survey maps, water chemistry and other information will be available on our website shortly. Call Greg Bugbee (203) 974-8512 or email gregory.bugbee@ct.gov with questions.
 
 
9/7/2011
CAES IAPP has begun resurveying lakes we originally surveyed 5 or more years ago to determine the changes. In some cases the increase in invasive aquatic species is dramatic. Below is a comparison of the vegetation in Cedar Lake - Chester. Note the increased acreage of Cabomba caroliniana (dark green) from 2004 to 2010.    
CedarLake
 
 
8/29/2011
The Associated Press is running the following article on the work by CAES IAPP.
 
 
8/5/2011
IAPP 2011
CAES IAPP 2011 staff at the Invasive Aquatic Plant Exhibit - CAES Plant Science Day 2011. Top (left to right) - Cloby Smith, Brian Hart, Jordan Gibbons, Jennifer Fanzutti, Mark June-Wells. Bottom (left to right) - Michael Cavadini, Greg Bugbee, Ali Grubman.
 
 
7/11/2011
An article appeared in the summer 2011 edition of the CT Geospatial Newsletter on CAES IAPP use of GIS to map and manage invasive aquatic plants (Click here to view). 
 
 
3/22/2011
We have completed bringing our extensive aquatic plant herbarium online. By using the following link you can view our plant collection categorized by both lake and plant species.