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
Quinnipiac

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

Quinnipiac 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 31016 29.3% 33982 % 34751 32.8% 36009 34.0% 36774 34.7% 5758 18.6%
Turf & Grass 13129 12.4% 13599 12.832.1% 14319 13.5% 14752 13.9% 15253 14.4% 2124 16.2%
Other Grasses 2877 2.7% 2742 2.6% 2756 2.6% 2774 2.6% 2631 2.5% -246 -8.6%
Agricultural Field 8698 8.2% 7660 7.2% 7011 6.6% 6150 5.8% 5961 5.6% -2737 -31.5%
Deciduous Forest 38693 36.5% 36688 34.6% 35992 34.0% 35118 33.1% 34212 32.3% -4481 -11.6%
Coniferous Forest 2825 2.7% 2777 2.6% 2725 2.6% 2675 2.5% 2601 2.5% -224 -7.9%
Water 2462 2.3% 2430 2.3% 2361 2.2% 2272 2.1% 2267 2.1% -195 -7.9%
Non-forested Wetland 239 0.2% 248 0.2% 250 0.2% 256 0.2% 239 0.2% 0 -0.1%
Forested Wetland 2898 2.7% 2630 2.5% 2567 2.4% 2564 2.4% 2567 2.4% -331 -11.4%
Tidal Wetland 1059 1.0% 1041 1.0% 1011 1.0% 1009 1.0% 983 0.9% -77 0%
Barren 1507 1.4% 1620 1.5% 1678 1.6% 1848 1.7% 1942 1.8% 435 28.9%
Utility (Forest) 548 0.5% 535 0.5% 531 0.5% 524 0.5% 521 0.5% -27 -4.9%