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
Croton

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

Croton 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 3324 11.6% 3638 % 3806 13.2% 3986 13.9% 4068 14.2% 744 22.4%
Turf & Grass 2286 8.0% 2433 8.512.7% 2606 9.1% 2637 9.2% 2800 9.7% 514 22.5%
Other Grasses 671 2.3% 606 2.1% 608 2.1% 600 2.1% 657 2.3% -14 -2.1%
Agricultural Field 1778 6.2% 1669 5.8% 1515 5.3% 1471 5.1% 1437 5.0% -341 -19.2%
Deciduous Forest 17976 62.5% 17726 61.7% 17560 61.1% 17419 60.6% 17155 59.7% -820 -4.6%
Coniferous Forest 389 1.4% 394 1.4% 395 1.4% 393 1.4% 388 1.4% 0 -0.1%
Water 1026 3.6% 1030 3.6% 1027 3.6% 1010 3.5% 1006 3.5% -20 -1.9%
Non-forested Wetland 12 0.0% 13 0.0% 11 0.0% 12 0.0% 12 0.0% 0 1.9%
Forested Wetland 1128 3.9% 1095 3.8% 1078 3.8% 1070 3.7% 1069 3.7% -59 -5.2%
Tidal Wetland 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0%
Barren 46 0.2% 29 0.1% 30 0.1% 40 0.1% 44 0.2% -3 -5.7%
Utility (Forest) 109 0.4% 110 0.4% 109 0.4% 108 0.4% 108 0.4% -1 -1.3%