Lower Broad Brook Reservoir, East Windsor
Lower Broad Brook Reservoir is a small, 2.0-acre pond located in East Windsor, CT at East Windsor Park. There is a public beach with a waterslide. A dam is located in the north east corner. Upper Broad Brook Reservoir drains into this pond via a pipe located in the southwest corner. The park's beach and grass make up half of the shoreline while the other half is dense forest.
The 2012 CAES IAPP survey found the presence of 7 species of aquatic plants. One was invasive, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). This was the most commonly found plant in the pond. It was most densely growing in the western half of the lake. The area with the beach and the eastern half of the lake had Eurasian watermilfoil growing in small, less abundant patches. Western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii), a native, was the second most common species. This plant was found growing in small patches along the north and western shore. The remaining species were low growing species that are commonly found near the shore of lakes: water plantain (Alisma species), waterwort (Elatine species), spikerush (Eleocharis species), primrose-willow (Ludwigia species), and arrowhead (Sagittaria species).
The Upper Broad Broad Reservoir, which drains into Lower Broad Brook Reservoir, was also surveyed in 2012..
|Species recorded in our 2012 survey of Lower Broad Brook Reservoir.
|Arrowhead||Primrose-Willow||Water plantain||Western waterweed|