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
Candlewood

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

Candlewood 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 3249 12.5% 3436 % 3531 13.6% 3619 14.0% 3680 14.2% 431 13.3%
Turf & Grass 1012 3.9% 1069 4.113.3% 1138 4.4% 1185 4.6% 1298 5.0% 287 28.4%
Other Grasses 95 0.4% 91 0.3% 91 0.4% 91 0.4% 120 0.5% 25 26.3%
Agricultural Field 533 2.1% 480 1.9% 476 1.8% 420 1.6% 423 1.6% -109 -20.5%
Deciduous Forest 13110 50.6% 12902 49.8% 12790 49.4% 12720 49.1% 12526 48.3% -584 -4.5%
Coniferous Forest 1425 5.5% 1428 5.5% 1425 5.5% 1422 5.5% 1412 5.5% -13 -0.9%
Water 6022 23.2% 6009 23.2% 6007 23.2% 5974 23.1% 5956 23.0% -66 -1.1%
Non-forested Wetland 7 0.0% 7 0.0% 7 0.0% 8 0.0% 8 0.0% 1 12.9%
Forested Wetland 407 1.6% 395 1.5% 389 1.5% 389 1.5% 389 1.5% -19 -4.5%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 31 0.1% 75 0.3% 37 0.1% 64 0.2% 79 0.3% 48 152.8%
Utility (Forest) 22 0.1% 21 0.1% 21 0.1% 21 0.1% 21 0.1% -1 0%