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
Eightmile

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

Eightmile 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 2299 5.8% 2470 % 2553 6.4% 2682 6.7% 2713 6.8% 414 18.0%
Turf & Grass 596 1.5% 705 1.86.2% 804 2.0% 1045 2.6% 1143 2.9% 547 91.9%
Other Grasses 357 0.9% 397 1.0% 403 1.0% 513 1.3% 540 1.4% 183 51.3%
Agricultural Field 2319 5.8% 2276 5.7% 2230 5.6% 2179 5.5% 2145 5.4% -174 -7.5%
Deciduous Forest 29756 74.5% 29507 73.9% 29340 73.5% 28929 72.4% 28792 72.1% -964 -3.2%
Coniferous Forest 1618 4.1% 1616 4.0% 1610 4.0% 1600 4.0% 1598 4.0% -20 -1.2%
Water 987 2.5% 908 2.3% 876 2.2% 862 2.2% 847 2.1% -139 -14.1%
Non-forested Wetland 147 0.4% 147 0.4% 147 0.4% 151 0.4% 146 0.4% 0 -0.3%
Forested Wetland 1592 4.0% 1620 4.1% 1614 4.0% 1604 4.0% 1601 4.0% 9 0.5%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 113 0.3% 138 0.3% 208 0.5% 218 0.5% 260 0.7% 147 129.4%
Utility (Forest) 152 0.4% 150 0.4% 150 0.4% 150 0.4% 150 0.4% -2 0%