Tyler Lake, Goshen - 2005 
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   Land at the northern half of Tyler Lake is free of development and is swampy. Three streams enter the lake through the area. Houses have been built on most of the rest of the lake shore. The state maintains a boat ramp on the western shore. The maximum depth in the lake is 23 feet (7 m), and the mean depth is 13 feet (4 m).

   Tyler Lake supports a highly diverse community of aquatic plants, including at least three species on the state’s list of endangered species. No single species was dominant, but aquatic plants were abundant in shallow water all around the 187 acre lake.

   Two shallow coves at the north end of the lake are particularly diverse. Tapegrass (Vallisneria americana ) occurred through most of the area, but yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata), whitestem pondweed (Potamogeton praelongus ), P. perfoliatus and flat-stemmed pondweed (P. zosteriformis) also were abundant. Other species occurring in the area included bladderwort ( Utricularia gibba), U. vulgaris, American elodea (Elodea canadensis), white water lily (Nymphaea odorata), bushy pondweed (Najas flexilis), large leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius) and Beck’s water marigold (Megalodonta beckii).

   The northern half of the lake’s east shore supported large patches of tapegrass (V. americana) , coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), southern naiad (Najas guadalupensis), P. perfoliatus, P. praelongus, P. robbinsii, as well as smaller patches of P. amplifolius and E. canadensis. Along the southern half of the shore, N. flexilis was most abundant, although V. americana, P. perfoliatus, pondweed (Potamogeton gramineus), and other species also were recorded.

   A shallow-water cove in the southwest part of the lake supported abundant N. odorata, V. americana and C. demersum in the most shallow water, while deeper water was occupied by P. robbinsii, P. praelongus, P. perfoliatus and N. guadalupensis. P. robbinsii was abundant along the lake’s western shore, with scattered patches of P. zosteriformis, P. praelongus, western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii ), V. americana , M. beckii, N. variegata, N. odorata, P. perfoliatus and other species. The center of the lake, where the water was more than 4 m deep, was free of plants.

Other Tyler Lake Surveys: 2013 Survey   


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

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elatine sp.

Elodea canadensis

Isoetes sp.

Myriophyllum spicatum

Najas flexilis

Najas guadalupensis

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton amplifolius

Potamogeton gramineus

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Potamogeton praelongus

Potamogeton pusillus

Potamogeton robbinsii

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Ranunculus longirostris

Sagittaria sp.

Utricularia geminiscapa

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia vulgaris

Vallisneria americana

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