Deer Lake Reservoir, Killingworth
Deer Lake Reservoir Species Map

Transect Data | Water Data

   Deer Lake Reservoir is a 6-acre pond located in Killingworth, CT. It is separated from Deer Lake by a small dirt road. The pond is about 4.5 meters (14 feet) at its center and has no public boat launch. Most of the shoreline is developed except for the western side which is wooded. 

   Our September, 2009 survey found 13 species of aquatic plants. Only fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) is invasive, but it was the dominant plant. In general, most of the aquatic vegetation in Deer Lake Reservoir was mixed together and along the shore out to about 3 meters (10 feet) deep. Other aquatic plants that in the pond included yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata), little floating heart (Nymphoides cordata), and floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans).

Species Recorded in our 2009 Survey of Deer Lake Reservoir.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
Fanwort* Little floating heart Watershield
Floating bladderwort Marsh primrose-willow White water lily
Floating-Leaf pondweed Pickerelweed Yellow water lily
Golden hedge-hyssop Purple bladderwort
Humped bladderwort Snailseed pondweed