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 Western 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 Western 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 4600 12.4% 5262 % 5487 14.7% 5959 16.0% 6260 16.8% 1660 36.1%
Turf & Grass 1432 3.8% 1568 4.214.1% 1647 4.4% 1880 5.0% 2053 5.5% 622 43.4%
Other Grasses 892 2.4% 960 2.6% 1049 2.8% 1116 3.0% 1093 2.9% 201 22.6%
Agricultural Field 1279 3.4% 1127 3.0% 1097 2.9% 1097 2.9% 1018 2.7% -260 -20.3%
Deciduous Forest 22254 59.8% 21559 57.9% 21142 56.8% 20395 54.8% 20022 53.8% -2232 -10.0%
Coniferous Forest 1448 3.9% 1430 3.8% 1393 3.7% 1362 3.7% 1350 3.6% -97 -6.7%
Water 2298 6.2% 2219 6.0% 2183 5.9% 2152 5.8% 2144 5.8% -154 -6.7%
Non-forested Wetland 172 0.5% 177 0.5% 172 0.5% 172 0.5% 168 0.5% -5 -2.7%
Forested Wetland 1888 5.1% 1833 4.9% 1807 4.9% 1772 4.8% 1763 4.7% -125 -6.6%
Tidal Wetland 183 0.5% 205 0.5% 213 0.6% 222 0.6% 216 0.6% 33 0%
Barren 521 1.4% 640 1.7% 794 2.1% 862 2.3% 902 2.4% 381 73.0%
Utility (Forest) 279 0.7% 266 0.7% 262 0.7% 257 0.7% 256 0.7% -23 -8.3%