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
Naugatuck

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

Naugatuck 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 35688 17.9% 39467 % 40391 20.3% 41949 21.1% 43406 21.8% 7718 21.6%
Turf & Grass 10813 5.4% 11612 5.819.8% 12320 6.2% 12829 6.4% 13505 6.8% 2691 24.9%
Other Grasses 2189 1.1% 2031 1.0% 2141 1.1% 2140 1.1% 2181 1.1% -8 -0.3%
Agricultural Field 13668 6.9% 12729 6.4% 12390 6.2% 11765 5.9% 11462 5.8% -2205 -16.1%
Deciduous Forest 105863 53.2% 102535 51.5% 101242 50.8% 99868 50.1% 98120 49.3% -7743 -7.3%
Coniferous Forest 18191 9.1% 18125 9.1% 18074 9.1% 17998 9.0% 17889 9.0% -302 -1.7%
Water 5215 2.6% 5094 2.6% 5008 2.5% 4911 2.5% 4889 2.5% -326 -6.2%
Non-forested Wetland 458 0.2% 493 0.2% 488 0.2% 502 0.3% 505 0.3% 48 10.4%
Forested Wetland 4495 2.3% 4204 2.1% 4146 2.1% 4152 2.1% 4130 2.1% -365 -8.1%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 1560 0.8% 1866 0.9% 1964 1.0% 2061 1.0% 2091 1.1% 531 34.0%
Utility (Forest) 1001 0.5% 985 0.5% 977 0.5% 967 0.5% 963 0.5% -38 -3.8%