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
Stony Brook

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

Stony Brook 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 2710 9.5% 3191 % 3384 11.9% 3582 12.6% 3732 13.1% 1022 37.7%
Turf & Grass 1980 6.9% 2130 7.511.2% 2230 7.8% 2339 8.2% 2578 9.0% 598 30.2%
Other Grasses 1238 4.3% 1486 5.2% 1676 5.9% 1725 6.1% 1742 6.1% 503 40.6%
Agricultural Field 9089 31.9% 8618 30.2% 8215 28.8% 7868 27.6% 7661 26.9% -1428 -15.7%
Deciduous Forest 10143 35.6% 9778 34.3% 9746 34.2% 9642 33.8% 9439 33.1% -704 -6.9%
Coniferous Forest 1026 3.6% 1022 3.6% 992 3.5% 969 3.4% 963 3.4% -64 -6.2%
Water 161 0.6% 157 0.5% 134 0.5% 119 0.4% 117 0.4% -44 -27.3%
Non-forested Wetland 55 0.2% 58 0.2% 56 0.2% 55 0.2% 51 0.2% -4 -7.0%
Forested Wetland 1875 6.6% 1784 6.3% 1739 6.1% 1728 6.1% 1723 6.0% -151 -8.1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 190 0.7% 213 0.7% 264 0.9% 407 1.4% 430 1.5% 240 126.7%
Utility (Forest) 47 0.2% 76 0.3% 79 0.3% 81 0.3% 80 0.3% 32 68.8%