Way back in the early days of NEMO, a map for each of Connecticut's 169 towns was created showing the watersheds that make up each town. Although the maps are not cutting edge and not even new, they are still quite useful. Get yours below.
Get YOUR Local Watershed map here!
This map depicts town and subregional watershed boundaries for the town of Bristol. Use the dropdown menu above to find the Watershed Map for your town and then select "Get Basin Map. " This map can be printed using the print command from your Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug in for your web browser, visit the Adobe Acrobat Website.
Suggested Applications To Get You Started:
- Which subregional basins are experiencing water quality problems (pollution, erosion, flooding, etc.) and what areas of town should be working toward their improvement?
- Which watersheds are shared with which neighboring towns? What do these towns' plans and regulations say about these areas? Which of our neighboring towns will we invite to our next meeting to discuss known water quality problems and how we can address them in a coordinated fashion?
- Is a development being proposed in a basin experiencing any of the water quality problems you've identified? How will the new development impact/address these problems?
- When a new development is proposed in town, consider which basin and where in the basin it is located and how this will effect water resources. For example, a development proposed in the head waters of a basin will have different impacts than one proposed in the lower portions of a watershed.
- Is a development proposing a detention pond? Are basin-wide impacts being addressed?
- If a development needs septic systems how many currently exist in the basin? Are they functioning properly? Are water resources in the basin experiencing nutrient or other problems that may be associated with septic systems?