Are there invasive plants in Coventry Lake?
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) conducted an aquatic plant survey of Coventry Lake in 2008. The lake was divided into 19 sections with a total of 170 unique sample points. Two varieties of invasive plants were identified.

Curly leaf pond weed was found in 4 sections along the southwestern and western shores in 9 sample points. The plant abundance at these sampling points was rated as being dominant in 1 point, common in 5 points, occasional in 2 points, and rare in 1 point.

Eurasian water milfoil was identified in only 1 section of the lake along the southwestern shore and in only 1 sample point. The plant abundance was only occasional in this one area.

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1. How do invasive plants establish themselves in additional bodies of water?
2. Are there invasive plants in Coventry Lake?
3. What did the survey show on non-invasive plants in Coventry Lake?