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
Willimantic

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

Willimantic 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 13393 9.3% 14982 % 15692 10.9% 16663 11.5% 17145 11.9% 3752 28.0%
Turf & Grass 4256 2.9% 4975 3.410.4% 5362 3.7% 6086 4.2% 6645 4.6% 2388 56.1%
Other Grasses 1660 1.1% 1682 1.2% 1886 1.3% 2218 1.5% 2408 1.7% 749 45.1%
Agricultural Field 10217 7.1% 10050 7.0% 9702 6.7% 9422 6.5% 9232 6.4% -985 -9.6%
Deciduous Forest 91047 63.1% 89100 61.7% 88166 61.1% 86628 60.0% 85641 59.3% -5406 -5.9%
Coniferous Forest 12928 9.0% 12739 8.8% 12663 8.8% 12506 8.7% 12403 8.6% -525 -4.1%
Water 3940 2.7% 3909 2.7% 3799 2.6% 3723 2.6% 3688 2.6% -252 -6.4%
Non-forested Wetland 501 0.3% 525 0.4% 518 0.4% 560 0.4% 550 0.4% 49 9.8%
Forested Wetland 5001 3.5% 4826 3.3% 4725 3.3% 4689 3.2% 4690 3.2% -311 -6.2%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 710 0.5% 870 0.6% 1148 0.8% 1172 0.8% 1265 0.9% 555 0%
Utility (Forest) 671 0.5% 664 0.5% 661 0.5% 657 0.5% 655 0.5% -15 0%