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
Moosup

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

Moosup 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 2996 8.0% 3295 % 3434 9.2% 3625 9.7% 3722 9.9% 727 24.3%
Turf & Grass 1057 2.8% 1237 3.38.8% 1391 3.7% 1528 4.1% 1673 4.5% 616 58.2%
Other Grasses 407 1.1% 393 1.0% 575 1.5% 765 2.0% 763 2.0% 356 87.5%
Agricultural Field 2842 7.6% 2814 7.5% 2862 7.6% 2739 7.3% 2724 7.3% -118 -4.1%
Deciduous Forest 24277 64.8% 23820 63.5% 23366 62.3% 22805 60.8% 22458 59.9% -1819 -7.5%
Coniferous Forest 3389 9.0% 3340 8.9% 3306 8.8% 3459 9.2% 3366 9.0% -23 -0.7%
Water 580 1.5% 557 1.5% 515 1.4% 515 1.4% 504 1.3% -76 -13.2%
Non-forested Wetland 238 0.6% 245 0.7% 248 0.7% 245 0.7% 240 0.6% 3 1.1%
Forested Wetland 1551 4.1% 1516 4.0% 1483 4.0% 1369 3.7% 1367 3.6% -184 -11.9%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 97 0.3% 220 0.6% 257 0.7% 389 1.0% 620 1.7% 523 540.2%
Utility (Forest) 49 0.1% 47 0.1% 46 0.1% 45 0.1% 44 0.1% -4 -8.8%