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Patchogue River-Frontal Westbrook Harbor Statistics

Map Pecousic Brook-Connecticut River Muddy Brook Stony Brook Freshwater Brook-Connecticut River Upper Scantic River Broad Brook Lower Scantic River Trout Brook North Branch Park River Piper Brook-Park River Upper Hockanum River Lower Hockanum River Podunk River Stoughton Brook-Connecticut River Salmon Brook Roaring Brook Goff Brook-Connecticut River Reservoir Brook-Connecticut River Upper Mattabesset River Coginchaug River Lower Mattabesset River Higganum Creek Mill Creek-Connecticut River Blackledge River Jeremy River Pine Brook Moodus River Dickinson Creek-Salmon River Deep River-Connecticut River East Branch Eightmile River Eightmile River Falls River Joshua Creek-Connecticut River Mad River Sandy Brook Still River Lower West Branch Farmington River Valley Brook-East Branch Farmington Nepaug River Cherry Brook-Farmington River Mine Brook Pequabuck River Roaring Brook-Farmington River West Branch Salmon Brook Salmon Brook Nod Brook-Farmington River Mill Brook-Farmington River Ashaway River Shunock River Lower Pawcatuck River Mashapaug Pond Headwaters Quinebaug River McKinstry Brook-Quinebaug River Cady Brook-Quinebaug River Shunway Brook-Quinebaug River Upper French River Little River Middle French River Lower French River Upper Fivemile River Lower Fivemile River Little River Mashamoquet River Fall Brook-Quinebaug River Quaduck Brook Lower Moosup River Upper Pachaug River Lower Pachaug River Blackwell Brook Mill Brook Broad Brook Cory Brook-Quinebaug River Edson Brook Middle River Furnace Brook Roaring Brook Skungamaug River Hop River Tenmile River Nelson Brook-Willimantic River Bungee Brook Still River Bigelow Brook Fenton River Mount Hope River Sawmill Brook-Natchaug River Merrick Brook Little River Beaver Brook-Shetucket River Deep River Susquetonscut Brook Pease Brook-Yantic River Poquetanuck Brook Stony Brook Thames River-Frontal New London Harbor Mystic River-Frontal Fishers Island Sound Poquonock River-Frontal Fishers Island Sound Stony Brook-Frontal Fishers Island Sound Niantic River Fenger Brook-Frontal Lond Island Sound Pattagansett River-Frontal Long Island Sound Eightmile River Tenmile River Headwaters Quinnipiac River Muddy River Outlet Quinnipiac River Menunketesuck River Hammonasset River-Frontal Clinton Harbor East River-Frontal Guilford Harbor West River-Frontal Guilford Harbor Branford River Farm River Patchogue River-Frontal Westbrook Harbor Indian River-Frontal Long Island Sound Mill River West River Milford Harbor-Frontal Long Island Sound Cove River-Frontal Long Island Sound Whiting River Blackberry River Hollenbeck River Salmon Creek Carse Brook-Housatonic River Macedonia Brook Furnace Brook-Housatonic River Headwaters Webatuck Creek Mudge Pond Brook Outlet Webatuck Creek Candlewood Lake East Aspetuck River West Aspetuck River Great Brook-Housatonic River Headwaters Shepaug River Bantam River Outlet Shepaug River Headwaters Still River Limekiln Brook-Still River Outlet Still River Nonewaug River Weekeepeemee River Pomperaug River Pootatuck River Eightmile Brook Halfway River-Housatonic River West Branch Naugatuck River East Branch Naugatuck River Leadmine Brook Branch Brook Northfield Brook-Naugatuck River Hancock Brook Steele Brook Mad River Hop Brook Long Meadow Pond Brook-Naugatuck River Little River Bladens River-Naugatuck River Farmill River Housatonic River-Frontal Long Island Sound Aspetuck River Headwaters Saugatuck River Outlet Saugatuck River-Frontal Long Island Sound Silvermine River Norwalk River-Frontal Norwalk Harbor Pequonnock River-Frontal Long Island Sound Mill River-Frontal Long Island Sound Rooster River-Frontal Long Island Sound Rippowam River Mianus River Byram River Fivemile River Blind Brook-Horseneck Brook Kensico Reservoir Upper Bronx River Lower Bronx River Flushing Creek-Flushing Bay Westchester Creek-East River Hutchinson River-Eastchester Bay Sheldrake River-Mamaroneck River East Creek-Mamaroneck Harbor Alley Creek-Little Neck Bay Mitchells Creek-Manhassett Bay Glen Cove Creek-Hempstead Harbor East Creek-Dosoris Pond Mill Neck Creek-Oyster Bay Harbor Cold Spring Harbor-Oyster Bay Huntington Harbor-Lloyd Harbor Northport Bay Crab Meadow-Fresh Pond Nissequogue River West Meadow Creek-Stony Brook Harbor Mt Sinai Harbor-Port Jefferson Harbor Rocky Point-Wading River Goldsmith Inlet-Mattituck Creek Brown Hills Shelter Island Sound-Orient Harbor Plum Island-Block Island Sound

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Land Cover and Land Cover Change

Patchogue River-Frontal Westbrook Harbor

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The table below contains statistics on the acreage and percent of each of the study's land cover classes for the watershed that you selected.  

  1985 2006 2010 1985-2010 Change
  acres % acres %
acres % acres change in
percent
Developed 2,274 19.3% 2,893 24.6% 2,903 24.6% 629 5.3%
Turf & Grass 526 4.5% 687 5.8% 696 5.9% 170 1.4%
Other Grass 96 0.8% 145 1.2% 165 1.4% 68 0.6%
Ag. Field 172 1.5% 221 1.9% 221 1.9% 49 0.4%
Deciduous Forest 5,918 50.2% 5,100 43.4% 5,100 43.3% -819 -6.9%
Coniferous Forest 71 0.6% 56 0.5% 56 0.5% -16 -0.1%
Water 269 2.3% 161 1.4% 203 1.7% -66 -0.6%
Non-forested Wetlands 58 0.5% 51 0.4% 50 0.4% -8 -0.1%
Forested Wetlands 1,290 10.9% 1,175 10.0% 1,176 10.0% -114 -1.0%
Tidal Wetlands 795 6.7% 852 7.2% 852 7.2% 57 0.5%
Barren 243 2.1% 345 2.9% 294 2.5% 50 0.4%
Utility ROW (Forest) 73 0.6% 70 0.6% 70 0.6% -3 -0.0%

 

Riparian Area Land Cover and Land Cover Change

Patchogue River-Frontal Westbrook Harbor

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  1985 2006 2010 1985-2010 Change
  acres % acres % acres % acres change in
percent
Developed 726 21.3% 881 25.9% 882 25.9% 156 4.6%
Turf & Grass 151 4.4% 203 6.0% 208 6.1% 57 1.7%
Other Grass 28 0.8% 50 1.5% 52 1.5% 25 0.7%
Ag. Field 64 1.9% 85 2.5% 84 2.5% 21 0.6%
Deciduous Forest 1,516 44.5% 1,307 38.4% 1,308 38.4% -207 -6.1%
Coniferous Forest 19 0.6% 14 0.4% 14 0.4% -5 -0.2%
Water 85 2.5% 52 1.5% 57 -0.8% -28 -0.8%
Non-forested Wetlands 20 0.6% 17 0.5% 17 0.5% -3 -0.1%
Forested Wetlands 521 15.3% 489 14.4% 488 14.3% -33 -1.0%
Tidal Wetlands 192 5.6% 222 6.5% 222 6.5% 30 0.9%
Barren 67 2.0% 70 2.1% 56 1.6% -11 -0.3%
Utility ROW (Forest) 16 0.5% 15 0.5% 1715 0.5% -0 -0.0%


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Impervious Cover Estimates

Patchogue River-Frontal Westbrook Harbor Basin

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1985 1990 1995 2002 2006 2010 1985-2010 Change
acres % acres % acres % acres % acres % acres % acres change in
percent
849 7.2 904 7.7 934 7.9% 974 8.3% 988 8.4% 998 8.5% 150 1.3%