College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Your Watershed: Land Cover

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Basic Land Cover Information

Regional Basin
Pawcatuck Main Stem

Sub-regional Basin
Not Selected

Map Pawcatuck Main Stem Wood Southeast Shoreline Southeast Eastern Complex Southeast Western Complex Thames Main Stem Willimantic Natchaug French Fivemile Moosup Pachaug Quinebaug Shetucket Yantic Connecticut Main Stem Stony Brook Scantic Farmington Park Hockanum Mattabesset Salmon Eightmile South Central Shoreline South Central Eastern Complex Quinnipiac South Central Western Complex Housatonic Main Stem Blackberry Hollenbeck Tenmile Candlewood Aspetuck Still Shepaug Pomperaug Naugatuck Southwest Shoreline Southwest Eastern Saugatuck Norwalk Southwest Western Complex Croton

Pawcatuck Main Stem Regional Basin

Land Cover and Land Cover Change

1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 Change
acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % of basin acres % change
Developed 4614 11.8% 4868 % 5076 13.0% 5614 14.4% 5649 14.5% 1035 22.4%
Turf & Grass 1273 3.3% 1505 3.912.5% 1615 4.1% 1991 5.1% 2043 5.2% 770 60.5%
Other Grasses 905 2.3% 933 2.4% 1114 2.9% 1317 3.4% 1419 3.6% 514 56.9%
Agricultural Field 3045 7.8% 3004 7.7% 3145 8.1% 3191 8.2% 3161 8.1% 116 3.8%
Deciduous Forest 24276 62.2% 23753 60.8% 23108 59.2% 21896 56.1% 21812 55.8% -2464 -10.2%
Coniferous Forest 1103 2.8% 1098 2.8% 1083 2.8% 1096 2.8% 1087 2.8% -15 -1.4%
Water 1390 3.6% 1192 3.1% 1143 2.9% 1181 3.0% 1176 3.0% -214 -15.4%
Non-forested Wetland 415 1.1% 418 1.1% 427 1.1% 428 1.1% 428 1.1% 13 3.0%
Forested Wetland 1461 3.7% 1548 4.0% 1533 3.9% 1496 3.8% 1490 3.8% 29 2.0%
Tidal Wetland 75 0.2% 100 0.3% 115 0.3% 127 0.3% 128 0.3% 53 70.5%
Barren 436 1.1% 576 1.5% 636 1.6% 664 1.7% 608 1.6% 172 39.6%
Utility (Forest) 66 0.2% 63 0.2% 62 0.2% 57 0.1% 57 0.1% -9 -13.6%