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
Farmington

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

Farmington 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 35855 11.7% 39957 % 40941 13.4% 42848 14.0% 44087 14.4% 8232 23.0%
Turf & Grass 14192 4.6% 14915 4.913.0% 15783 5.2% 16368 5.3% 17781 5.8% 3589 25.3%
Other Grasses 3608 1.2% 3842 1.3% 4179 1.4% 4451 1.5% 4859 1.6% 1250 34.7%
Agricultural Field 19769 6.5% 18527 6.1% 17669 5.8% 16646 5.4% 16104 5.3% -3664 -18.5%
Deciduous Forest 124583 40.7% 121748 39.8% 121010 39.5% 119477 39.0% 117477 38.4% -7106 -5.7%
Coniferous Forest 83630 27.3% 83069 27.1% 82790 27.0% 82323 26.9% 81717 26.7% -1913 -2.3%
Water 10458 3.4% 10547 3.4% 10166 3.3% 9895 3.2% 10203 3.3% -254 -2.4%
Non-forested Wetland 1195 0.4% 1249 0.4% 1248 0.4% 1289 0.4% 1276 0.4% 81 6.8%
Forested Wetland 10044 3.3% 9421 3.1% 9141 3.0% 9168 3.0% 9143 3.0% -901 -9.0%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 2001 0.7% 2074 0.7% 2423 0.8% 2891 0.9% 2712 0.9% 711 35.5%
Utility (Forest) 871 0.3% 858 0.3% 855 0.3% 852 0.3% 847 0.3% -24 -2.7%