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
Pomperaug

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

Pomperaug 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 5425 9.5% 6112 % 6307 11.1% 6676 11.7% 6845 12.0% 1420 26.2%
Turf & Grass 2804 4.9% 3197 5.610.7% 3505 6.2% 3807 6.7% 3912 6.9% 1108 39.5%
Other Grasses 575 1.0% 571 1.0% 656 1.2% 587 1.0% 583 1.0% 9 1.5%
Agricultural Field 10082 17.7% 9652 16.9% 9418 16.5% 9095 16.0% 8970 15.7% -1112 -11.0%
Deciduous Forest 32516 57.1% 31943 56.1% 31662 55.6% 31392 55.1% 31258 54.9% -1257 -3.9%
Coniferous Forest 3236 5.7% 3197 5.6% 3162 5.6% 3145 5.5% 3137 5.5% -99 -3.1%
Water 697 1.2% 693 1.2% 665 1.2% 633 1.1% 633 1.1% -63 -9.1%
Non-forested Wetland 63 0.1% 72 0.1% 74 0.1% 81 0.1% 81 0.1% 17 27.6%
Forested Wetland 1183 2.1% 1101 1.9% 1074 1.9% 1077 1.9% 1077 1.9% -106 -9.0%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 251 0.4% 293 0.5% 309 0.5% 338 0.6% 336 0.6% 86 34.1%
Utility (Forest) 130 0.2% 129 0.2% 129 0.2% 128 0.2% 128 0.2% -2 -1.4%