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
Fivemile

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

Fivemile 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 3724 7.6% 4128 % 4298 8.8% 4514 9.2% 4609 9.4% 886 23.8%
Turf & Grass 1238 2.5% 1343 2.78.4% 1543 3.2% 1755 3.6% 1858 3.8% 620 50.1%
Other Grasses 357 0.7% 329 0.7% 397 0.8% 519 1.1% 610 1.2% 253 70.9%
Agricultural Field 2022 4.1% 2025 4.1% 1991 4.1% 1955 4.0% 1916 3.9% -105 -5.2%
Deciduous Forest 28129 57.6% 27614 56.5% 27290 55.8% 26907 55.1% 26688 54.6% -1441 -5.1%
Coniferous Forest 7564 15.5% 7465 15.3% 7376 15.1% 7225 14.8% 7126 14.6% -438 -5.8%
Water 2251 4.6% 2216 4.5% 2139 4.4% 2133 4.4% 2110 4.3% -141 -6.3%
Non-forested Wetland 616 1.3% 667 1.4% 674 1.4% 666 1.4% 672 1.4% 56 9.0%
Forested Wetland 2655 5.4% 2580 5.3% 2531 5.2% 2510 5.1% 2503 5.1% -152 -5.7%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 151 0.3% 344 0.7% 476 1.0% 531 1.1% 618 1.3% 468 310.7%
Utility (Forest) 161 0.3% 154 0.3% 153 0.3% 151 0.3% 155 0.3% -5 0%