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Project Study Area

Sponsored by the Connecticut DEP Office of Long Island Sound Programs

The coastal study area consists of the 36 Coastal Area Towns in Connecticut (shown in green) and six addition towns that border the Connecticut River (shown in red).

The coastal boundary is a small ribbon of land is shown in darker blue.

Mouse over the image below to see town names. The final image is a blow up of a coastal area to show the extent of the coastal boundary.


Litchfield Kent Sterling Farmington Plainfield Canterbury Windham Scotland Glastonbury Columbia Hebron Wethersfield Newington Bristol Morris New Britain Lebanon Plymouth Washington Thomaston Plainville Marlborough Rocky Hill New Milford Watertown Bethlehem Sherman Franklin Sprague Southington Berlin Lisbon Voluntown East Hampton Griswold Wolcott Portland Cromwell Colchester Waterbury Woodbury Norwich Roxbury Middletown Bozrah Meriden Preston Middlebury Bridgewater Cheshire Middlefield Salem East Haddam New Fairfield Prospect North Stonington Montville Naugatuck Haddam Brookfield Wallingford Southbury Durham Oxford Ledyard Newtown Bethany Beacon Falls Danbury Hamden East Lyme Killingworth Lyme Madison Stonington North Haven Chester Guilford Bethel Waterford North Branford Seymour Groton Deep River Woodbridge Monroe New London Essex Ridgefield Shelton East Lyme East Lyme Old Lyme Stonington East Haven Ansonia Stonington Stonington Derby Redding New Haven Stonington Westbrook Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Old Saybrook Stonington New London Stonington Clinton Groton New London Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Groton Stonington Stonington Easton Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Stonington Branford Groton Groton Groton Groton New London Stonington Groton Groton East Lyme Stonington Groton East Lyme Groton Groton Orange West Haven Groton East Lyme Waterford Old Lyme Old Saybrook Old Saybrook East Lyme East Lyme Waterford New London New London New London Waterford Old Saybrook East Lyme New London East Lyme East Lyme Old Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Old Lyme Old Lyme East Lyme Trumbull East Lyme Old Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Waterford East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Waterford East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Old Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Old Lyme East Lyme Old Saybrook Old Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme East Lyme Branford East Lyme Old Lyme Old Lyme Old Lyme Old Lyme Clinton Old Lyme Old Lyme Old Saybrook Old Lyme Old Saybrook Old Saybrook West Haven Old Saybrook Old Saybrook Milford Weston Westbrook Westbrook Branford Madison Westbrook Guilford Westbrook Madison Madison Guilford Madison Old Saybrook Clinton Westbrook Guilford Guilford Westbrook Stratford Branford Madison Westbrook Clinton Wilton East Haven Madison Madison Guilford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Westbrook Branford Clinton Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Guilford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford Guilford Branford Branford Branford Guilford Branford Guilford Branford Branford Branford Guilford Guilford Branford Branford Branford Guilford Branford Branford Branford Branford Branford 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Fairfield Bridgeport Milford Milford Milford Guilford New Canaan Milford Guilford Guilford Guilford Milford Milford Stratford Stratford Westport Stratford Stratford Stratford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Stamford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Milford Bridgeport Norwalk Stratford Bridgeport Bridgeport Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Stratford Bridgeport Bridgeport Fairfield Greenwich Bridgeport Bridgeport Fairfield Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport 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A close up look at the coastal boundary (shown in darker blue).

CT's coastal area and boundary are defined by statute [Coastal Management Act Sec. 22a-90 et seq] as:

Sec. 22a-94. Coastal area; coastal boundary. Commissioner to prepare maps. (a) The Connecticut coastal area shall include the land and water within the area delineated by the following: The westerly, southerly and easterly limits of the state's jurisdiction in Long Island Sound; the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Shelton, Milford, Orange, West Haven, New Haven, Hamden, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Deep River, Chester, Essex, Old Saybrook, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Montville, Norwich, Preston, Ledyard, Groton and Stonington.

(b) Within the coastal area, there shall be a coastal boundary which shall be a continuous line delineated on the landward side by the interior contour elevation of the one hundred year frequency coastal flood zone, as defined and determined by the National Flood Insurance Act, as amended (USC 42 Section 4101, P.L. 93-234), or a one thousand foot linear setback measured from the mean high water mark in coastal waters, or a one thousand foot linear setback measured from the inland boundary of tidal wetlands mapped under section 22a-20, whichever is farthest inland; and shall be delineated on the seaward side by the seaward extent of the jurisdiction of the state.

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