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
Mattabesset

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

Mattabesset 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 14684 21.1% 16207 % 16635 23.9% 17507 25.1% 17988 25.8% 3304 22.5%
Turf & Grass 8145 11.7% 8490 12.223.3% 8976 12.9% 9403 13.5% 9675 13.9% 1530 18.8%
Other Grasses 1166 1.7% 1339 1.9% 1479 2.1% 1524 2.2% 1580 2.3% 414 35.5%
Agricultural Field 9402 13.5% 8493 12.2% 7840 11.2% 7072 10.1% 6699 9.6% -2702 -28.7%
Deciduous Forest 24184 34.7% 23252 33.4% 22988 33.0% 22473 32.2% 21953 31.5% -2231 -9.2%
Coniferous Forest 5669 8.1% 5591 8.0% 5570 8.0% 5511 7.9% 5455 7.8% -214 -3.8%
Water 1843 2.6% 1809 2.6% 1742 2.5% 1685 2.4% 1671 2.4% -172 -9.3%
Non-forested Wetland 736 1.1% 726 1.0% 718 1.0% 720 1.0% 714 1.0% -22 -3.0%
Forested Wetland 2985 4.3% 2809 4.0% 2757 4.0% 2747 3.9% 2743 3.9% -242 -8.1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 511 0.7% 620 0.9% 633 0.9% 701 1.0% 869 1.2% 357 69.8%
Utility (Forest) 381 0.5% 369 0.5% 368 0.5% 363 0.5% 360 0.5% -21 -5.6%