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
Aspetuck

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

Aspetuck 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 2658 8.2% 2820 % 2843 8.8% 2944 9.1% 3014 9.3% 356 13.4%
Turf & Grass 1342 4.1% 1476 4.58.7% 1516 4.7% 1616 5.0% 1733 5.3% 391 29.2%
Other Grasses 377 1.2% 381 1.2% 442 1.4% 385 1.2% 442 1.4% 66 17.4%
Agricultural Field 4153 12.8% 3995 12.3% 3926 12.1% 3847 11.8% 3772 11.6% -381 -9.2%
Deciduous Forest 19820 61.0% 19692 60.6% 19661 60.5% 19604 60.4% 19442 59.9% -377 -1.9%
Coniferous Forest 1553 4.8% 1547 4.8% 1545 4.8% 1540 4.7% 1529 4.7% -24 -1.6%
Water 1153 3.5% 1151 3.5% 1128 3.5% 1104 3.4% 1100 3.4% -53 -4.6%
Non-forested Wetland 174 0.5% 189 0.6% 185 0.6% 194 0.6% 195 0.6% 21 12.2%
Forested Wetland 1143 3.5% 1114 3.4% 1116 3.4% 1123 3.5% 1120 3.4% -23 -2.0%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 1 0.0% 8 0.0% 10 0.0% 17 0.1% 26 0.1% 25 2175.1%
Utility (Forest) 101 0.3% 101 0.3% 101 0.3% 101 0.3% 101 0.3% -1 -0.5%