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
Pachaug

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

Pachaug 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 2871 7.1% 3211 % 3317 8.2% 3522 8.7% 3558 8.8% 687 23.9%
Turf & Grass 736 1.8% 1001 2.58.0% 1100 2.7% 1248 3.1% 1320 3.3% 584 79.3%
Other Grasses 252 0.6% 254 0.6% 344 0.9% 524 1.3% 573 1.4% 321 127.6%
Agricultural Field 3143 7.8% 2981 7.4% 3091 7.7% 3109 7.7% 3088 7.7% -55 -1.7%
Deciduous Forest 20718 51.4% 20319 50.4% 19989 49.6% 19422 48.2% 19293 47.8% -1425 -6.9%
Coniferous Forest 6995 17.3% 6950 17.2% 6884 17.1% 6862 17.0% 6828 16.9% -167 -2.4%
Water 2397 5.9% 2351 5.8% 2284 5.7% 2310 5.7% 2287 5.7% -110 -4.6%
Non-forested Wetland 434 1.1% 441 1.1% 445 1.1% 461 1.1% 447 1.1% 13 3.1%
Forested Wetland 2609 6.5% 2596 6.4% 2570 6.4% 2533 6.3% 2538 6.3% -71 -2.7%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 146 0.4% 199 0.5% 278 0.7% 311 0.8% 369 0.9% 223 152.2%
Utility (Forest) 23 0.1% 23 0.1% 23 0.1% 23 0.1% 23 0.1% 0 0.0%