Blissville Pond, Lisbon


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Blissville Pond

Transect Data | Water Data

Blissville Pond is a 29.4-acre body of water in Lisbon. Residential development around the pond is moderately high. Houses have been built on the west side of the pond, and a dense cluster of trailer homes are present near the shore. There is no public access to the pond, but the local fire department uses the pond to fill and empty the fire trucks of water.

Submerged aquatic plants grow profusely across Blissville Pond. The most abundant species during our September 2005 survey was coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), which occurred nearly everywhere. The floating-leaved species  yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata), white water lily (Nymphaea odorata), and watershield (Brasenia schreberi) were abundant, forming large patches in the north end of the pond and a particularly dense stand in shallow water along the southeast shore. The invasive variable=leaf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) grew abundantly in several feet of water in one location on the eastern side of the pond and in smaller patches at the pond’s north and south ends. Arrowhead (Sagittaria species) and snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) occurred in a number of small patches in the shallow water around the lake. Other species occurred in one to two small patches, including spotted pondweed (Potamogeton pulcher), water smartweed (Polygonum amphibium), marsh primrose-willow (Ludwigia palustris), needle spikerush (Eleocharis acicularis), common bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza), golden hedge-hyssop (Gratiola aurea), watermeal (Wolffia brasiliensis), common duckweed (Lemna minor), humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), and western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii).