Linsley Pond, Branford
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Linsley Pond is a small water body with a surface area of 22.9 acres. It has a maximum depth of 44 feet and a mean depth of 20.5 feet. There is minimal residential development along the shoreline. There is no public access.
During our August 2005 survey, we observed aquatic vegetation onlynear the shore and most was at depths less than 6 feet. The only break in vegetation was at a small beach area on the northern shore. Ceratophyllum demersum was the most abundant species, occurring as a continuous ring around the pond. Nymphaea odorata closely followed in abundance, occurring on all sides of the pond but mostly in the southern end. Potamogeton zosteriformis and Potamogeton illinoensis also were found along the shoreline. Zosterella dubia was found on the north, east and south sides of the lake, while Nuphar variegata only was found on the east and south sides. Potamogeton praelongus, Potamogeton foliosus and Elodea nuttallii only occurred along the north shore. (65 KB, .pdf format*)
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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Linsley Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)