The presence of Dragonflies in a body of water is usually a sign of a clean, healthy ecosystem. Naiads are somewhat sensitive to pollution, which can cripple their ability to mature into adults.
Details of the:
Category: Dragonfly or Damselfly
Common name: Orange Meadowhawk
Scientific Name: Sympetrum spp.
Size (Adult, Length): 35mm to 72mm (1.38in to 2.83in)
Identifying Colors: orange, black, red, green
Additional Descriptors: forward, clear, wings, stripes, marks, face, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.