Mitchell Pond, Salem
Mitchell Pond is an 18-acre waterbody located in Salem, CT. There is no boat launch. The waterbody is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of roughly 1.6 meters. This was the first survey performed by CAES IAPP on Mitchell Pond.
In 2019, CAES IAPP found 17 aquatic plant species. No invasives were found. The majority of the pond was covered in white water lily (Nymphaea odorata). Two other floating species, yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) and watershield (Brasenia schreberi) were common in much of the waterbody. The northeastern section of the pond was impassable by boat because of the dense lilies. This is to be expected from a small, shallow pond. Despite the abundance of lilies, Mitchell Pond maintains a diverse assemblance of native aquatic plant species.
|Species recorded in our 2019 survey of Mitchell Pond
|Bur-reed||Largeleaf pondweed||Slender naiad|
|Common bladderwort||Lesser bladderwort
|Coontail||Pickerelweed||White water lily|
||Yellow water lily|
|Humped bladderwort||Ribbonleaf pondweed|