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
Scantic

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

Scantic 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 6759 9.3% 7885 % 8276 11.4% 9034 12.4% 9237 12.7% 2477 36.7%
Turf & Grass 4017 5.5% 4488 6.210.8% 4704 6.5% 5663 7.8% 6004 8.3% 1987 49.5%
Other Grasses 1197 1.6% 1496 2.1% 1746 2.4% 1998 2.7% 2052 2.8% 855 71.4%
Agricultural Field 17485 24.0% 16756 23.0% 16461 22.6% 15499 21.3% 15161 20.8% -2324 -13.3%
Deciduous Forest 34765 47.8% 33699 46.3% 33084 45.5% 32248 44.3% 31982 44.0% -2783 -8.0%
Coniferous Forest 4477 6.2% 4342 6.0% 4272 5.9% 4121 5.7% 4067 5.6% -410 -9.2%
Water 367 0.5% 374 0.5% 341 0.5% 334 0.5% 322 0.4% -45 -12.4%
Non-forested Wetland 129 0.2% 136 0.2% 140 0.2% 141 0.2% 140 0.2% 11 8.5%
Forested Wetland 2783 3.8% 2700 3.7% 2647 3.6% 2588 3.6% 2587 3.6% -196 -7.0%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 389 0.5% 509 0.7% 715 1.0% 757 1.0% 824 1.1% 435 111.7%
Utility (Forest) 351 0.5% 334 0.5% 334 0.5% 337 0.5% 345 0.5% -6 -1.6%