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This page contains static maps and area statistics (scroll down) for all five dates of land cover and for all 169 municipalities in Connecticut.

The 1985 and 2006 land cover maps, as well as both change maps, have pdfs for viewing, saving and printing.

South Windsor, Connecticut

  • 1985
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  • 1990
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  • 1995
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  • 2002
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  • 2006
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1985 Land Cover

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Land Cover Legend

1990 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

1995 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

2002 Land Cover

 

Land Cover Legend

2006 Land Cover

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Land Cover Legend

South Windsor Land Cover and Land Cover Change

1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 Change
acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % of town acres % change
Developed 3444 %18.7 4235 23.1% 4486 24.4% 4919 26.8% 5068 27.6% 1623.9 47.2%
Turf & Grass 1601 8.7% 1874 10.2% 2002 10.9% 2374 12.9% 2422 13.2% 821.6 51.3%
Other Grasses 760 4.1% 886 4.8% 900 4.9% 1065 5.8% 1125 6.1% 364.5 47.9%
Agricultural Field 4929 26.8% 4303 23.4% 4136 22.5% 3485 19% 3296 17.9% -1633.1 -33.1%
Deciduous Forest 5657 30.8% 5154 28.1% 4912 26.7% 4602 25.1% 4519 24.6% -1138.7 -20.1%
Coniferous Forest 354 1.9% 351 1.9% 346 1.9% 331 1.8% 327 1.8% -26.9 -7.6%
Water 543 3% 514 2.8% 482 2.6% 490 2.7% 486 2.6% -56.6 -10.4%
Non-forested Wetland 75 0.4% 79 0.4% 80 0.4% 79 0.4% 79 0.4% 3.9 5.2%
Forested Wetland 720 3.9% 687 3.7% 668 3.6% 646 3.5% 648 3.5% -72.1 -10%
Tidal Wetland 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Barren 160 0.9% 164 0.9% 238 1.3% 264 1.4% 284 1.5% 123.4 76.9%
Utility (Forest) 124 0.7% 120 0.7% 118 0.6% 114 0.6% 114 0.6% -9.8 -7.9%