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
South Central Eastern Complex

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

South Central Eastern Complex 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 16863 14.4% 18357 % 18960 16.2% 20148 17.2% 20553 17.6% 3690 21.9%
Turf & Grass 5007 4.3% 5358 4.615.7% 5794 5.0% 6541 5.6% 7139 6.1% 2132 42.6%
Other Grasses 1314 1.1% 1445 1.2% 1555 1.3% 1673 1.4% 1598 1.4% 284 21.6%
Agricultural Field 5304 4.5% 4889 4.2% 4635 4.0% 4228 3.6% 4180 3.6% -1124 -21.2%
Deciduous Forest 71021 60.7% 69526 59.4% 68452 58.5% 66969 57.3% 66140 56.6% -4881 -6.9%
Coniferous Forest 2934 2.5% 2949 2.5% 2923 2.5% 2887 2.5% 2866 2.5% -68 -2.3%
Water 3815 3.3% 3600 3.1% 3500 3.0% 3263 2.8% 3648 3.1% -168 -4.4%
Non-forested Wetland 555 0.5% 591 0.5% 577 0.5% 573 0.5% 481 0.4% -74 -13.3%
Forested Wetland 6891 5.9% 6732 5.8% 6622 5.7% 6541 5.6% 6533 5.6% -358 -5.2%
Tidal Wetland 1824 1.6% 1842 1.6% 1860 1.6% 1853 1.6% 1841 1.6% 17 0%
Barren 1108 0.9% 1350 1.2% 1765 1.5% 1973 1.7% 1674 1.4% 566 51.1%
Utility (Forest) 319 0.3% 315 0.3% 312 0.3% 305 0.3% 303 0.3% -16 -5.1%