North Farms Reservoir, Wallingford - 2004


2004 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of North Farms Reservoir

Transect Data | Water Data

   North Farms Reservoir is 64.4 acres in area and uniformly shallow, never reaching more than 6 feet deep. Route 68 runs to the south of the reservoir, and farms border its west side. The white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) was very abundant at the time of a survey in June 2004, covering approximately half of the lake’s surface.

   White water lily was most abundant in the north end of the reservoir and east of two small islands north of the boat launch, covering the entire area between the islands and the shore from the lake’s north end to its south.

   Individual plants or small patches of other aquatic species were recorded in water less than 3 feet deep along the shore. These included small pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus), western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii), and coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum). Of these, small pondweed was the most abundant. Two invasive species, curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) and minor naiad (Najas minor), occurred in small patches.

Species recorded in our 2004 survey of North Farms Reservoir.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
Coontail Small pondweed
Curlyleaf pondweed* Western waterweed
Minor naiad* White water lily

Other North Farms Reservoir Surveys: 20202009