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
Shetucket

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

Shetucket 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 7038 8.8% 7570 % 7905 9.9% 8176 10.2% 8298 10.4% 1259 17.9%
Turf & Grass 2619 3.3% 2897 3.69.5% 3148 3.9% 3443 4.3% 3596 4.5% 977 37.3%
Other Grasses 902 1.1% 923 1.2% 1013 1.3% 1310 1.6% 1369 1.7% 467 51.7%
Agricultural Field 9548 11.9% 9430 11.8% 9326 11.7% 9110 11.4% 9059 11.3% -488 -5.1%
Deciduous Forest 49404 61.8% 48692 60.9% 48059 60.1% 47416 59.3% 47068 58.9% -2337 -4.7%
Coniferous Forest 4279 5.4% 4230 5.3% 4207 5.3% 4127 5.2% 4064 5.1% -215 -5.0%
Water 2109 2.6% 2066 2.6% 1963 2.5% 1893 2.4% 1856 2.3% -252 -12.0%
Non-forested Wetland 570 0.7% 589 0.7% 583 0.7% 601 0.8% 523 0.7% -47 -8.2%
Forested Wetland 3036 3.8% 2965 3.7% 2914 3.6% 2943 3.7% 3010 3.8% -25 -0.8%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 313 0.4% 457 0.6% 705 0.9% 807 1.0% 982 1.2% 670 214.4%
Utility (Forest) 145 0.2% 144 0.2% 137 0.2% 137 0.2% 137 0.2% -9 -5.9%