Wataba Lake, Ridgefield
2014 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Wataba Lake
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Find Common Plant Names
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Our 2014 IAPP survey found four species in the lake with native Potamogeton foliosus as the most dominant species. We found a small amount of the invasive Potamogeton crispus and native species; Elodea nuttallii and Lemna minor mostly in the shallow portions of the lake. We also noted some Phragmites species along the shoreline as well as an algal bloom during our survey. The low species diversity could be attributed to the significant amount of algae.
Wataba Lake also referred to as Rainbow Lake is a 41 acre water body in Ridgefield, CT. The Lake has several houses along the shoreline and a private beach managed by the Ridgefield Lakes Association.