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Spring Lake, Avon
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   Spring Lake is a 37.2-acre body of water with a maximum depth of 8.2 feet (2.5 m).  There is a boat launch on the southernmost part of the lake.  The west side is bounded by marginal buffer with highly fertilized athletic fields.  The east side woodland is slightly more dense with trails on the other side of the buffer. 

   In our July 2005 survey coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum ) was the most widespread species of vegetation.  The next most widespread species was the invasive Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).  The invasive curly leaf pondweed ( Potamogeton crispus) was found mainly in the southern portion of the lake with small patches in the northern end. Najas minor, another invasive species, was observed only near the eastern shore of the lake.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Spring Lake. 

click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Myriophyllum spicatum

Najas minor

Potamogeton crispus

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Stuckenia pectinata


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