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Waubeeka Lake, Danbury
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   Waubeeka Lake is a 35.7 acre lake with beaches on the western side and northern end. Access to Waubeeka Lake is restricted to residents, who are members of a lake association.

   Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) was very abundant throughout during our September 2005 survey. It was one of 13 aquatic plants recorded during the survey and was by far the most abundant, occurring in shallow water and in the deepest part of the lake, which has a maximum depth of approximately  8 feet (2.5 m).

   

   Four floating-leaved species were observed. Yellow water-lily (Nuphar variegata), occurred in several patches widely scattered around the edges of the lake, and the white water-lily (Nymphaea odorata) occurred in larger patches, primarily at the northern and southern ends of the lake. Watershield ( Brasenia schreberi) occurred with Nymphaea in a large patch in the northern part of the lake and in a number of small patches on the western shore and in the southeast part of the lake. Duckweed (Lemna minor), was collected along the shore in the southwestern part of the lake. All other aquatic plants were submerged species.

   Three invasive species were recorded during the survey. Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) was abundant in the southern end of the western half of the lake as well as off the western side of a peninsula extending from the southern shore into the middle of the lake. Curly leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was observed in small patches in several areas. An annual species, Najas minor, was abundant at the southern end and along the western shore of the lake’s eastern half. A number of other submerged species occurred in scattered patches. Among these were small water stargrass (Zosterella dubia), large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius), and American elodea (Elodea canadensis). Humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) was recorded near the northern end of the lake, growing in the Ceratophyllum, and spikerush (Eleocharis acicularis) was recorded along the lake’s western shore.

     

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

Brasenia schreberi

Ceratophyllum demersum

Eleocharis acicularis

Elodea canadensis

Lemna minor

Myriophyllum spicatum

Najas minor

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton amplifolius

Potamogeton crispus

Utricularia gibba

Zosterella dubia


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