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
Hollenbeck

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

Hollenbeck 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 927 3.4% 959 % 965 3.5% 972 3.5% 979 3.6% 52 5.6%
Turf & Grass 222 0.8% 229 0.83.5% 238 0.9% 244 0.9% 260 0.9% 38 17.0%
Other Grasses 374 1.4% 428 1.6% 435 1.6% 430 1.6% 453 1.6% 79 21.1%
Agricultural Field 1935 7.0% 1873 6.8% 1878 6.8% 1870 6.8% 1878 6.8% -57 -3.0%
Deciduous Forest 12660 46.1% 12669 46.1% 12688 46.2% 12680 46.2% 12645 46.1% -15 -0.1%
Coniferous Forest 8277 30.1% 8283 30.2% 8276 30.1% 8276 30.1% 8252 30.1% -24 -0.3%
Water 417 1.5% 412 1.5% 378 1.4% 370 1.3% 370 1.3% -47 -11.3%
Non-forested Wetland 261 1.0% 264 1.0% 272 1.0% 272 1.0% 273 1.0% 12 4.7%
Forested Wetland 2276 8.3% 2226 8.1% 2217 8.1% 2218 8.1% 2214 8.1% -62 -2.7%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 32 0.1% 37 0.1% 35 0.1% 48 0.2% 57 0.2% 25 77.8%
Utility (Forest) 76 0.3% 76 0.3% 76 0.3% 76 0.3% 76 0.3% 0 0%