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
Yantic

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

Yantic 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 5718 9.1% 6254 % 6597 10.5% 6960 11.1% 7094 11.3% 1376 24.1%
Turf & Grass 2187 3.5% 2510 4.010.0% 2683 4.3% 3130 5.0% 3362 5.4% 1175 53.7%
Other Grasses 658 1.1% 755 1.2% 890 1.4% 1168 1.9% 1215 1.9% 557 84.7%
Agricultural Field 10190 16.3% 10011 16.0% 9870 15.8% 9447 15.1% 9377 15.0% -813 -8.0%
Deciduous Forest 34342 54.9% 33714 53.9% 33233 53.1% 32644 52.1% 32317 51.6% -2025 -5.9%
Coniferous Forest 3370 5.4% 3327 5.3% 3275 5.2% 3211 5.1% 3184 5.1% -186 -5.5%
Water 2196 3.5% 2055 3.3% 1976 3.2% 1950 3.1% 1926 3.1% -270 -12.3%
Non-forested Wetland 213 0.3% 231 0.4% 235 0.4% 253 0.4% 244 0.4% 30 14.2%
Forested Wetland 3001 4.8% 3006 4.8% 2985 4.8% 2930 4.7% 2923 4.7% -78 -2.6%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 268 0.4% 283 0.5% 404 0.6% 461 0.7% 514 0.8% 246 92.0%
Utility (Forest) 457 0.7% 452 0.7% 450 0.7% 445 0.7% 442 0.7% -15 -3.2%