West Shore Pond, West Haven
West Shore Pond is a small, 0.75-acre waterbody located in West Haven, CT. It is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of 2.1 m. Our 2017 CAES IAPP aquatic plant survey found five plant species in the pond. Leafy pondweed (Potamogeton foliosus) was the dominant plant, found everywhere except the very center portion of the pond. Free-floating common duckweed (Lemna minor) was found along almost the entirety of the shoreline. Arrowhead (Sagittaria species) was found in the northwestern corner of the pond. Two wetland species were found along the northern shore of the lake: common reed (Phragmites australis) and cattail (Typha species). Common reed is an invasive wetland plant in Connecticut.
|Species recorded in our 2017 survey of West Shore Pond.