Kleeman's Dam (Anni's Pond), Bethany
Kleeman's Dam
2011 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Kleeman's Dam

Kleeman's Dam (aka Anni’s Pond) is located off of Route 42 in Bethany. It is a 5.4-acre man-made pond with a dam on the eastern end of the lake and is surrounded by private land. A non-profit art organization, the Albers Foundation, owns land on the northern side of the lake. The perimeter of the lake is dominated by forest except the western dam portion where there is a garden and walking path for recreational use. The pond is used by its residents for recreational purposes including casual rowing and kayaking. There is no public boat launch at this pond.

  The 2011 CAES IAPP vegetative survey found 19 species of aquatic plants in Kleeman’s Dam. None of the species were invasive. The most dominant aquatic plant was white water lily (Nymphaea odorata). This plant was found around most of the perimeter of the lake along with the shoreline of each island. It also formed a very large patch covering the entire western half of the pond. Humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) was commonly found growing among the white water lily. Arrowhead (Sagittaria species) was the most dominant submersed species in the lake. The plant grew in a thick band around most of the shallow water area of the lake.

Species recorded in our 2011 survey of Kleeman's Dam.
Scientific Names
Arrowhead Leafy pondweed Robbins' pondweed Watershield
Bur-Reed Low watermilfoil Snailseed pondweed Waterwort
Common duckweed Marsh primrose-willow Spikerush White water lily
Coontail Pickerelweed Thread-Leaf naiad Yellow water lily
Humped bladderwort Ribbon-Leaf pondweed Water starwort