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CLEAR Local Watershed Assessment Tool

Water quality is strongly related to land use. New high-resolution land cover data for Connecticut has made it possible to look at the land/water connection at a finer scale than ever before. Using the three sections of this website below, you can learn about our study, explore the landscape surrounding the over 4,300 local waterways in our state and the implications for the health of these waterways, and test out landscape change scenarios to see what effects they might have.

Land Use
Water Quality
Open Resource

Resilience Steps


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