Millers Pond, Durham

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2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Millers Pond

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Transect Data (237 KB, .pdf format*) | Water Data

   The 32.6 acre Millers Pond is entirely within the forested Millers Pond State Park, and there is no development in the park. The pond has a maximum depth of 18 feet and a mean of 11 feet. The edges of the pond are rocky in many areas, and the bottom drops steeply, providing little shallow-water area where sediment can accumulate and plants can colonize. There is no boat ramp on the pond, although canoes and kayaks can be carried from a parking area about 600 feet from the shore.

   During our August 2005 survey, aquatic plants were not abundant.  Gratiola aurea and Eleocharis acicularis occurred in scattered patches on all sides of the pond.  Myriophyllum humile occurred in three areas at the northern and southern ends of the pond.  Potamogeton bicupulatus was found in several large patches along the southern shore.  Isoëtes sp. was recorded in one location near the dam in the southwest, and Charaphyte was recorded in one place on the southeast side of the pond.

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

Charaphyte

Eleocharis acicularis

Gratiola aurea

Isoëtes sp.

Myriophyllum humile

Potamogeton pusillus


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