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
Park

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

Park 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 20808 42.1% 21823 % 21987 44.5% 22384 45.3% 22702 45.9% 1894 9.1%
Turf & Grass 8467 17.1% 8341 16.944.2% 8378 17.0% 8447 17.1% 8672 17.5% 205 2.4%
Other Grasses 703 1.4% 887 1.8% 992 2.0% 1112 2.2% 1083 2.2% 379 54.0%
Agricultural Field 2410 4.9% 2055 4.2% 1933 3.9% 1499 3.0% 1380 2.8% -1030 -42.8%
Deciduous Forest 11900 24.1% 11317 22.9% 11161 22.6% 10855 22.0% 10556 21.4% -1344 -11.3%
Coniferous Forest 2529 5.1% 2501 5.1% 2484 5.0% 2448 5.0% 2413 4.9% -116 -4.6%
Water 766 1.6% 774 1.6% 758 1.5% 733 1.5% 729 1.5% -37 -4.8%
Non-forested Wetland 51 0.1% 48 0.1% 51 0.1% 51 0.1% 48 0.1% -4 -7.6%
Forested Wetland 1219 2.5% 1112 2.2% 1103 2.2% 1103 2.2% 1100 2.2% -119 -9.7%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 339 0.7% 339 0.7% 350 0.7% 563 1.1% 513 1.0% 174 51.4%
Utility (Forest) 226 0.5% 222 0.4% 222 0.4% 224 0.5% 223 0.5% -3 -1.3%