Upper Mills Pond, Canton


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Upper Mills Pond

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

   Upper Mills Pond is a  4.4 acre water body located in the Collinsville section of Canton. It is bordered by recreational fields to the east and a school to the west. The area to the north and south of the pond is largely wooded; a stream running from Upper Mills Pond supplies Lower Mills Pond.

   Upper Mills Pond was shallow (1 to 3 feet deep) and supported an abundant community of aquatic plants at the time of our July 2005 survey. Nymphaea odorata covered nearly the entire surface of the pond, and Potamogeton pusillus covered the bottom.  Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza also were found throughout the whole pond.  Ceratophyllum demersum was abundant in a Nymphaea odorata-free area on the northwest side of the lake.  Ceratophyllum demersum also was found in a large patch in the middle of the lake.  Elodea nuttallii, Ludwigia palustris, Utricularia gibba and Brasenia schreberi were observed in scattered patches throughout the northern half of the lake.  A small amount of Potamogeton zosteriformis was found near the shore on the northwest side of the lake.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Lemna minor

Ludwigia palustris

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton pusillus

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Spirodela polyrhiza

Utricularia gibba

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