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
Tenmile

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

Tenmile 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 2235 5.4% 2321 % 2342 5.7% 2400 5.8% 2460 5.9% 226 10.1%
Turf & Grass 1361 3.3% 1413 3.45.6% 1426 3.4% 1512 3.6% 1643 4.0% 282 20.7%
Other Grasses 623 1.5% 655 1.6% 719 1.7% 810 2.0% 882 2.1% 258 41.5%
Agricultural Field 11892 28.7% 11708 28.2% 11669 28.2% 11506 27.8% 11369 27.4% -523 -4.4%
Deciduous Forest 18172 43.8% 18236 44.0% 18246 44.0% 18192 43.9% 18076 43.6% -96 -0.5%
Coniferous Forest 4301 10.4% 4282 10.3% 4275 10.3% 4266 10.3% 4239 10.2% -62 -1.4%
Water 1368 3.3% 1339 3.2% 1307 3.2% 1283 3.1% 1276 3.1% -92 -6.7%
Non-forested Wetland 356 0.9% 416 1.0% 414 1.0% 417 1.0% 417 1.0% 61 17.1%
Forested Wetland 977 2.4% 890 2.1% 859 2.1% 865 2.1% 863 2.1% -114 -11.7%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 114 0.3% 140 0.3% 144 0.3% 149 0.4% 176 0.4% 62 54.0%
Utility (Forest) 47 0.1% 47 0.1% 47 0.1% 46 0.1% 46 0.1% -1 0%