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
Hockanum

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

Hockanum 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 13370 27.1% 14705 % 15235 30.9% 16049 32.5% 16472 33.4% 3102 23.2%
Turf & Grass 4289 8.7% 4487 9.129.8% 4588 9.3% 4896 9.9% 5116 10.4% 828 19.3%
Other Grasses 1100 2.2% 1218 2.5% 1120 2.3% 1401 2.8% 1471 3.0% 371 33.7%
Agricultural Field 4705 9.5% 4202 8.5% 4135 8.4% 3449 7.0% 3132 6.3% -1573 -33.4%
Deciduous Forest 20306 41.1% 19347 39.2% 18905 38.3% 18172 36.8% 17857 36.2% -2449 -12.1%
Coniferous Forest 2009 4.1% 1964 4.0% 1925 3.9% 1861 3.8% 1828 3.7% -181 -9.0%
Water 1120 2.3% 1103 2.2% 1072 2.2% 1096 2.2% 1069 2.2% -51 -4.5%
Non-forested Wetland 171 0.3% 174 0.4% 174 0.4% 169 0.3% 162 0.3% -9 -5.1%
Forested Wetland 1585 3.2% 1487 3.0% 1471 3.0% 1431 2.9% 1444 2.9% -141 -8.9%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 601 1.2% 570 1.2% 634 1.3% 735 1.5% 710 1.4% 109 18.2%
Utility (Forest) 104 0.2% 101 0.2% 100 0.2% 98 0.2% 96 0.2% -7 -6.9%