Shelton Reservoir #2, Shelton

Shelton Reservoir No. 2 is bordered by woods although a state road runs along its southeastern side. A submerged annual plant, thread-leaf naiad (Najas gracillima), was the most abundant plant in this 7-acre pond during our July 2005 survey. It occurred in shallow water along the western and southeastern shores, extending across the entire southern half of the pond where the water was relatively shallow. Other species occurred as individual plants or small patches around the pond. Yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) grew as widely scattered plants, primarily along the southeast shore but extending as far as 75 feet (20 m) from the shoreline. Large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius) was abundant in deeper water at the northeast end of the pond and occurred as individual plants along the western shore and in the pond’s southern end. Western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) was observed only at the pond’s northeast end, and snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) occurred in several small patches in the shallow water of the southern part of the pond.

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Shelton Reservoir No. 2.
Scientific Names
Arrowhead Large-Leaf pondweed Snailseed pondweed
Common duckweed Purple bladderwort Thread-Leaf naiad
Floating bladderwort Slender naiad Western waterweed
Humped bladderwort Small pondweed Yellow water lily