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
Shepaug

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

Shepaug 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 7117 7.2% 7534 % 7625 7.7% 7812 7.9% 7927 8.0% 809 11.4%
Turf & Grass 2875 2.9% 3257 3.37.6% 3440 3.5% 3520 3.5% 3828 3.8% 953 33.2%
Other Grasses 753 0.8% 842 0.8% 1052 1.1% 1189 1.2% 1326 1.3% 573 76.2%
Agricultural Field 14921 15.0% 14459 14.5% 14246 14.3% 13943 14.0% 13853 13.9% -1068 -7.2%
Deciduous Forest 51851 52.1% 51492 51.8% 51333 51.6% 51228 51.5% 50822 51.1% -1029 -2.0%
Coniferous Forest 13220 13.3% 13171 13.2% 13150 13.2% 13126 13.2% 13062 13.1% -158 -1.2%
Water 3789 3.8% 3825 3.8% 3686 3.7% 3592 3.6% 3574 3.6% -215 -5.7%
Non-forested Wetland 514 0.5% 548 0.6% 546 0.5% 598 0.6% 615 0.6% 101 19.7%
Forested Wetland 4108 4.1% 3974 4.0% 3988 4.0% 4009 4.0% 3991 4.0% -117 -2.8%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 92 0.1% 137 0.1% 175 0.2% 224 0.2% 244 0.2% 152 165.9%
Utility (Forest) 240 0.2% 239 0.2% 239 0.2% 238 0.2% 238 0.2% -2 -1.0%