Cedar Pond, North Branford
Transect Data | Water Data


The area around 21.8-acre Cedar Pond is swampy and largely undeveloped. There is a beach on the southeast shore, and the north shore borders a farm. A maximum depth of 5.3 m was recorded in the pond.

  Only seven different aquatic plants were recorded during an August 2005 survey of Cedar Pond. These species were limited to shallow water within 12 feet (3.5 m) of the shoreline. The most abundant aquatic plant was coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum). Water stargrass (Zosterella dubia) was also very abundant, occurring in an almost continuous band around the lake in water up to 2 m deep. Both yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) and white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) were found in patches all around the lake, but yellow water lily was found in smaller, scattered patches. Western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) occurred in a small patch on the western shore, while leafy pondweed (Potamogeton foliosus) and common duckweed (Lemna minor) occurred in very small patches on the southeast shore.

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Cedar Pond.
Scientific Names
 Common duckweed Western waterweed 
Coontail White water lily
Leafy pondweed Yellow water lily
Water stargrass