Mohawk Pond, Cornwall


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Mohawk Pond

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Transect Data (235 KB, .pdf format*) | Water Data

   Mohawk Pond exists entirely within the forested Mohawk State Park. The state maintains a boat launch on the southern shore. The only development on the pond is a children’s camp at the northwest end. The pond has a maximum depth of 26 feet  (8 m) and a mean of 15 feet (4.5 m).

   Mohawk Pond has a broad shallow shelf around its edges that support abundant growth of floating-leaved and submerged species. The most abundant of these species, during our September 2005 survey, was Utricularia purpurea, which formed an almost continuous band around the pond, from the shore to depths of 12 feet (3.5 m).  Nymphaea odorata was also abundant, particularly on the west side of the pond.  Similarly, Potamogeton natans occurred on all sides of the pond, but in much smaller patches.

   Other species were found to a lesser extent including;  Potamogeton amplifolius, Sagittaria sp. and Utricularia radiata on the north, south and east sides, and Nuphar variegata on the north, south and west sides.  Potamogeton epihydrus was found on the west, east and south sides, and Brasenia schreberi was found on the west, east and north sides of the pond.  Potamogeton bicupulatus was found on the north and south sides, and Eriocaulon aquaticum was found only on  the south side of Mohawk Pond.  Utricularia vulgaris, Utricularia gibba, Elodea nuttallii, Najas gracillima, Utricularia intermedia and an unidentifiable sedge grew only on the north edge of the pond.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Mohawk Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Eriocaulon aquaticum
Myriophyllum humile
Najas gracillima
Nuphar variegata
Sagittaria sp.
Unidentified sedge
Utricularia gibba
Utricularia vulgaris

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