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
Southeast Shoreline

Sub-regional Basin
None

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

Southeast Shoreline 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 6541 23.9% 6860 % 7134 26.0% 7718 28.2% 7818 28.5% 1277 19.5%
Turf & Grass 2238 8.2% 2360 8.625.0% 2491 9.1% 2699 9.9% 2758 10.1% 520 23.2%
Other Grasses 798 2.9% 829 3.0% 850 3.1% 911 3.3% 932 3.4% 134 16.8%
Agricultural Field 626 2.3% 606 2.2% 580 2.1% 443 1.6% 430 1.6% -196 -31.3%
Deciduous Forest 12896 47.1% 12321 45.0% 11872 43.3% 11164 40.8% 11011 40.2% -1885 -14.6%
Coniferous Forest 305 1.1% 302 1.1% 290 1.1% 271 1.0% 265 1.0% -40 -13.2%
Water 802 2.9% 628 2.3% 610 2.2% 602 2.2% 621 2.3% -181 -22.6%
Non-forested Wetland 89 0.3% 92 0.3% 92 0.3% 95 0.3% 92 0.3% 4 4.3%
Forested Wetland 1400 5.1% 1394 5.1% 1365 5.0% 1322 4.8% 1321 4.8% -79 -5.6%
Tidal Wetland 1092 4.0% 1185 4.3% 1229 4.5% 1276 4.7% 1234 4.5% 142 0%
Barren 473 1.7% 684 2.5% 748 2.7% 766 2.8% 784 2.9% 311 65.8%
Utility (Forest) 130 0.5% 128 0.5% 126 0.5% 123 0.4% 123 0.4% -7 0%