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2006 Statewide Riparian Corridor Analysis

Salisbury North Canaan Norfolk Colebrook Hartland Granby Suffield Enfield Somers Stafford Union Woodstock Thompson Canaan East Granby Barkhamsted Winchester Eastford Ashford Willington Ellington Windsor Locks East Windsor Putnam Tolland Windsor Sharon Canton Simsbury Cromwall Pomfret Goshen Killingly Bloomfield New Hartford Torrington Vernon South Windsor Coventry Mansfield Chaplin Hampton Brooklyn Avon Manchester Burlington Hartford Bolton West Hartford East Hartford Harwinton Litchfield Kent Warren Sterling Farmington Plainfield Andover Canterbury Windham Scotland Glastonbury Columbia Hebron Wetherfield Newington Bristol Morris New Britain Lebanon Plymouth Washington Thomaston Plainville Marlborough Rocky Hill New Milford Watertown Bethlehem Sherman Franklin Sprague Southington Berlin Lisbon Voluntown East Hampton Griswold Wolcott Portland Cromwell Colchester Waterbury Woodbury Norwich Roxbury Middletown Bozrah Meriden Preston Middlebury Bridgewater Cheshire Middlefield Salem East Haddam New Fairfield Old Lyme North Stonington Montville Naugatuck Haddam Brookfield Wallingford Southbury Durham Oxford Ledyard Newtown Bethany Beacon Falls Danbury Hampden East Lyme Killingworth Lyme Madison Stonington North Haven Chester Guilford Bethel Waterford North Branford Seymour Groton Deep River Woodbridge Monroe New London Essex Ridgefield Shelton Old Lyme East Haven Ansonia Derby Redding New Haven Westbrook Old Saybrook Clinton Easton Branford Orange West Haven Trumbull Milford Weston Stratford Wilton Fairfield Bridgeport New Canaan Westport Stamford Norwalk Greenwich Darien

This page contains static maps and area statistics (scroll down) of riparian zone information for all 169 municipalities in Connecticut.

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Middlefield area* 8,401.4
Area* of Middlefield covered by the 100ft Zone 697.3
Percent of Middlefield covered by the 100ft Zone 8.3%
Area* of Middlefield covered by the 300ft Zone 2,043.5
Percent of Middlefield covered by the 300ft Zone 24.3%

*All area is in acres.

Middlefield, Connecticut

  • Riparian
    Zones
  • 1985 Land cover
    in the Riparian Zone
  • 2006 Land cover
    in the Riparian Zone
  • Change in the
    Riparian Zone

Riparian Zones over 2006 Land Cover

100ft buffer zone 100ft Riparian Zone
300ft buffer zone 300ft Riparian Zone
Water Buffered Waterbodies
Land Cover
  Developed
  Turf & Grass
  Other Grass
  Agricultural Field
  Deciduous Forest
  Coniferous Forest
  Water
  Non-forested Wetland
  Forested Wetland
  Tidal Wetland
  Barren
  Utility Right-of-way (Forest)

1985 Land Cover Within the 300 foot Riparian Zone

 

  Buffered Waterbodies
Land Cover
  Developed
  Turf & Grass
  Other Grass
  Agricultural Field
  Deciduous Forest
  Coniferous Forest
  Water
  Non-forested Wetland
  Forested Wetland
  Tidal Wetland
  Barren
  Utility Right-of-way (Forest)

Faded colors represent land cover outside of the 300ft riparian zone.

2006 Land Cover Within the 300 foot Riparian Zone

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  Buffered Waterbodies
Land Cover
  Developed
  Turf & Grass
  Other Grass
  Agricultural Field
  Deciduous Forest
  Coniferous Forest
  Water
  Non-forested Wetland
  Forested Wetland
  Tidal Wetland
  Barren
  Utility Right-of-way (Forest)

Faded colors represent land cover outside of the 300ft riparian zone.

1985-2006 Land Cover Change Within the Riparian Zone

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300ft zone 300ft Riparian Zone
  Buffered Waterbodies
Change Classes
  to Developed
  to Turf & Grass
  to Other Grass
  to Agricultural Field
No Change Classes
  Vegetated* No Change
  Developed No Change
  Turf and Grass No Change
  Water
  Other**


Faded colors represent land cover outside of the 300ft riparian zone.

* Vegetated consists of forest and wetland classes as well as other grass and agricultural field.

** Other consists of the barren class.

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Middlefield Land Cover In the Riparian Zone

Developed Turf & Grass Other Grass Ag. Field Forest* Water Wetland** Barren
Town
Wide
1985 Land Cover (acres) 1,005.3 835.7 138.5 2,114.7 3,866.0 414.9 19.0 7.1
1985 Land Cover (%) 12.0% 9.9% 1.6% 25.2% 46.0% 4.9% 0.2% 0.1%
2006 Land Cover (acres) 1,151.7 1,219.6 210.7 1,578.5 3,788.6 411.8 19.3 21.1
2006 Land Cover (%) 13.7% 14.5% 2.5% 18.8% 45.1% 4.9% 0.2% 0.3%
1985-2006 Change (acres) 146.3 383.9 72.2 -536.1 -77.4 -3.1 0.2 14.0
1985-2006 Change (%) 1.7% 4.6% 0.9% -6.4% -0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
100
Foot
Zone
1985 Land Cover (acres) 96.4 46.6 12.1 88.8 397.1 53.6 2.5 0.2
1985 Land Cover (%) 13.8% 6.7% 1.7% 12.7% 56.9% 7.7% 0.4% 0.0%
2006 Land Cover (acres) 101.9 55.8 15.7 76.9 389.8 54.3 2.5 0.4
2006 Land Cover (%) 14.6% 8.0% 2.3% 11.0% 55.9% 7.8% 0.4% 0.1%
1985-2006 Change (acres) 5.5 9.2 3.6 -12.0 -7.3 0.7 0.0 0.2
1985-2006 Change (%) 0.8% 1.3% 0.5% -1.7% -1.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
300
Foot
Zone
1985 Land Cover (acres) 297.7 164.5 38.0 330.3 1,130.6 70.6 11.7 0.2
1985 Land Cover (%) 14.6% 8.0% 1.9% 16.2% 55.3% 3.5% 0.6% 0.0%
2006 Land Cover (acres) 324.5 204.0 61.8 261.9 1,109.1 69.3 11.9 1.0
2006 Land Cover (%) 15.9% 10.0% 3.0% 12.8% 54.3% 3.4% 0.6% 0.1%
1985-2006 Change (acres) 26.8 39.5 23.8 -68.3 -21.6 -1.3 0.2 0.8
1985-2006 Change (%) 1.3% 1.9% 1.2% -3.3% -1.1% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0

This table shows change in land cover from 1985 to 2006 town wide and in two riparian zones: 100 foot and 300 foot.

The change in percent is determined by subtracting the 2006 percent from the 1985 percent.

 

* Forest is a combination of the deciduous forest, coniferous forest, forested wetland and utility right-of-way classes.

** Wetland is a combination of the non-forested wetland and tidal wetland classes.