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
Southwest Shoreline

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

Southwest Shoreline 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 15819 59.7% 15966 % 16060 60.6% 16148 60.9% 16233 61.3% 414 2.6%
Turf & Grass 4949 18.7% 4888 18.460.3% 4863 18.4% 4846 18.3% 4836 18.2% -113 -2.3%
Other Grasses 159 0.6% 165 0.6% 157 0.6% 154 0.6% 168 0.6% 9 5.4%
Agricultural Field 26 0.1% 25 0.1% 25 0.1% 13 0.0% 12 0.0% -14 -54.8%
Deciduous Forest 2815 10.6% 2768 10.4% 2716 10.2% 2671 10.1% 2600 9.8% -215 -7.6%
Coniferous Forest 551 2.1% 537 2.0% 523 2.0% 513 1.9% 485 1.8% -66 -11.9%
Water 671 2.5% 673 2.5% 679 2.6% 659 2.5% 651 2.5% -20 -2.9%
Non-forested Wetland 13 0.0% 15 0.1% 15 0.1% 16 0.1% 15 0.1% 2 16.2%
Forested Wetland 145 0.5% 132 0.5% 125 0.5% 126 0.5% 127 0.5% -18 -12.3%
Tidal Wetland 664 2.5% 629 2.4% 639 2.4% 626 2.4% 611 2.3% -53 0%
Barren 683 2.6% 696 2.6% 691 2.6% 722 2.7% 756 2.9% 73 10.7%
Utility (Forest) 3 0.0% 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 1 31.3%