Dog Pond, Goshen - 2005


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Dog Pond

Transect Data | Water Data

Dog Pond measures 65.8 acres and has a maximum depth of 11 feet and a mean depth of 5 feet. Houses are present along the western and southern shoreline. Land on the northern and eastern sides remains forested wetlands. The state maintains a boat ramp on the eastern side of the lake, and power boats are allowed. A private swimming area is kept clear of vegetation by an unknown method. 

Vegetation was abundant in water less than 10 feet deep during our 2005 survey. The only invasive species present was Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), which was found mainly in the southwest portion of the lake in less than 6 feet of water. Robbins' pondweed (Potamogeton robbinsii) was the most widespread species, growing all around the lake. Variable pondweed (Potamogeton gramineus) also occurred throughout the lake but was less widespread. White water lily (Nymphaea odorata) was found in smaller patches throughout the lake in less than 2 feet of water, while flat-stemmed pondweed (Potamogeton zosteriformis) occurred in less than 4 feet of water. Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) was found on all sides of the lake but was much less abundant than the other widespread species.

Many other species occurred in small, widely scattered patches. Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis) and southern naiad (Najas guadalupensis) were found in less than 6 feet of water on the west and east sides of the lake, while large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius) was found on the west and south sides of the lake. Yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) and white stem pondweed (Potamogeton praelongus) were only found on the west side of the lake, while white water crowfoot (Ranunculus longirostris) and arrowhead (Sagittaria species) were only found on the east side of the lake.

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Dog Pond.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
Arrowhead Large-Leaf pondweed White water crowfoot
Canadian waterweed Robbins' pondweed White water lily
Coontail Southern naiad Yellow water lily
Eurasian watermilfoil* Variable pondweed
Flat-Stemmed pondweed White stem pondweed

Other Dog Pond Surveys: 2013