Land Use and population can strongly impact water quality in the Sound and its tributaries. These indicators include information about watershed population, development, and open space.
Forested Coastal Area Year Sq. Mi. 1985 393.2 1990 381.5 1995 373.4 2002 361.2 2006 356.8 Forested Area in CT and NY CT NY Year Sq. Mi. Sq. Mi. 1985 3111.4 569.7 1990 3008.8 548.8 1995 3008.8 548.8 2002 2962.0 536.9 2006 2927.1 532.1 Historic % Forest Cover in CT Year % Forest 1620 95.0 […] View Indicator
The indicator tracks the expansion of impervious cover (surfaces such as sidewalks and parkling lots) in the watershed. The impervious cover model predicts expected stream quality of a basin based on watershed impervious cover. View Indicator
This indicator uses US Census data to track the population living within the Long Island Sound watershed. View Indicator
This indicator measures the amount of people who live within about a one-hour drive from Long Island Sound who could potentially have an impact on the Sound in their every day activities or through their specific use of the Sound. View Indicator
This indicator tracks efforts by the state governments of Connecticut and New York to preserve open space through purchases of, or easements on, local properties. View Indicator
Watershed restoration strategies are effective ways to support vibrant and healthy aquatic life, and to minimize the negative effects of erosion, sedimentation, and flooding. This map tracks progress by Connecticut and New York towards a goal of having 50 percent of their respective areas in the watershed developing or implementing watershed restoration strategies. View Indicator