Lower Mills Pond, Canton


2005 Aquatic plant Survey map of Lower Mills Pond

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

   Lower Mills Pond generally 1-3 feet deep, with the exception of 5 feet near the dam in the southeast of the lake.  The pond is bordered by a small patch of woods to the north and by mowed lawn to the east and west.  East Hill Road runs along the pond’s southern edge.

   Lower Mills Pond is not far downstream from the larger Upper Mills Pond, but the plant communities are different. During our July 2005 survey, Wolffia borealis completely covered the west half of the pond while it only thinly covered  the east half.  Ceratophyllum demersum occurred abundantly under the Wolffia borealis on the west half of the pond and less abundantly on the east half of the pond.  Utricularia gibba grew abundantly throughout the pond while  Elodea nuttallii was scattered.  The invasive Myriophyllum spicatum occurred on the eastern half of the pond.  Nymphaea odorata grew in two patches along the ponds northern and southern edges along with two small patches of Potamogeton pusillus.

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

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Myriophyllum spicatum

Najas guadalupensis

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton pusillus

Utricularia gibba

Wolffia borealis

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