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
Quinebaug

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

Quinebaug 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 21753 8.5% 24163 % 25234 9.9% 26640 10.4% 27236 10.7% 5483 25.2%
Turf & Grass 6969 2.7% 8151 3.29.5% 8775 3.4% 9966 3.9% 10560 4.1% 3591 51.5%
Other Grasses 2371 0.9% 2568 1.0% 3120 1.2% 3775 1.5% 3953 1.5% 1582 66.7%
Agricultural Field 30063 11.8% 29542 11.6% 29434 11.5% 29055 11.4% 28747 11.3% -1316 -4.4%
Deciduous Forest 127328 49.9% 124383 48.8% 122331 48.0% 119931 47.0% 118837 46.6% -8490 -6.7%
Coniferous Forest 39790 15.6% 39476 15.5% 39147 15.3% 38529 15.1% 38161 15.0% -1628 -4.1%
Water 8239 3.2% 7884 3.1% 7609 3.0% 7515 2.9% 7461 2.9% -778 -9.4%
Non-forested Wetland 1838 0.7% 1975 0.8% 1956 0.8% 2022 0.8% 1984 0.8% 146 8.0%
Forested Wetland 14805 5.8% 14574 5.7% 14413 5.7% 14195 5.6% 14193 5.6% -612 -4.1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 868 0.3% 1331 0.5% 2043 0.8% 2448 1.0% 2945 1.2% 2077 239.2%
Utility (Forest) 1047 0.4% 1023 0.4% 1010 0.4% 993 0.4% 992 0.4% -54 -5.2%