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 Eastern Complex

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 Eastern Complex 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 4749 11.9% 5214 % 5509 13.8% 5998 15.0% 6159 15.4% 1410 29.7%
Turf & Grass 1608 4.0% 1810 4.513.1% 2027 5.1% 2429 6.1% 2640 6.6% 1032 64.2%
Other Grasses 378 0.9% 423 1.1% 594 1.5% 788 2.0% 784 2.0% 407 107.7%
Agricultural Field 2904 7.3% 2916 7.3% 2834 7.1% 2612 6.5% 2594 6.5% -310 -10.7%
Deciduous Forest 24101 60.3% 23413 58.6% 22872 57.3% 22007 55.1% 21703 54.3% -2398 -10.0%
Coniferous Forest 811 2.0% 809 2.0% 776 1.9% 757 1.9% 747 1.9% -64 -7.9%
Water 1845 4.6% 1671 4.2% 1605 4.0% 1626 4.1% 1600 4.0% -245 -13.3%
Non-forested Wetland 292 0.7% 293 0.7% 292 0.7% 293 0.7% 288 0.7% -4 -1.3%
Forested Wetland 2617 6.6% 2634 6.6% 2580 6.5% 2520 6.3% 2517 6.3% -101 -3.8%
Tidal Wetland 143 0.4% 157 0.4% 163 0.4% 164 0.4% 154 0.4% 12 0%
Barren 233 0.6% 344 0.9% 431 1.1% 494 1.2% 502 1.3% 270 115.8%
Utility (Forest) 258 0.6% 256 0.6% 254 0.6% 250 0.6% 250 0.6% -8 0%