Ivoryton Pond, Ivoryton
Ivoryton Pond Species Map
2006 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Ivoryton Pond

Transect Data | Water Data

Ivoryton Pond is a small pond formed by the damming of the Falls River. A Congregational Church and Main Street border the pond to the south. Several homes are located to the north with forested areas adjacent to the ponds shore. A road also runs along the pond’s western side and the dam is on the eastern side. This pond is extremely shallow with large rocks and stumps reaching the surface in several areas. The western side of the pond is less than one foot deep and is difficult to navigate by rowboat. The deepest portion is six feet and occurs near the dam. A gate valve on the lower part of the dam allows the pond to be drained. Drawdown and herbicides have been employed in past years to manage nuisance vegetation.

Approximately half of the pond was covered with emergent vegetation primarily watershield (Brasenia schreberi) and a smaller amount of yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata). Submersed, invasive fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) covered about three quarters of the bottom with occasional flowers breaking the surface. Inspection of several upstream ponds and a resident report from a downstream pond indicate fanwort is present throughout the ponds connected to this waterway. Several unobtrusive native pondweeds (Potamogeton) are present as are common bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza) and western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii).

Species recorded in our 2006 survey of Ivoryton Pond.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
Common bladderwort Spotted pondweed
Fanwort* Watershield
Small pondweed Western waterweed
Snailseed pondweed Yellow water lily