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Service Description: A standardized mapping of natural drainage basins in Connecticut was completed in 1981 by the then Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This drainage basin system divided Connecticut into 8 major basins, 45 regional basins, 337 subregional basins, 2,898 local basins, and 7,067 small drainage basin areas. The statewide mapping of natural drainage basins established a hierarchical system of basins based on drainage area size with large major basins subdivided into regional basins, regional basins subdivided into subregional basins, subregional basins subdivided into local basins, and local basins subdivided into smaller and more numerous drainage basin areas. It includes watersheds for Connecticut rivers, streams, brooks, lakes, reservoirs and ponds included on 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) between 1969 and 1984. These basin units include smaller watersheds that drain into many of the small streams and ponds in Connecticut. These basin areas are the building blocks for the larger local, subregional, regional and major drainage basins defined by DEP. Connecticut Major Drainage Basins includes 8 major drainage basin areas for large river basins in Connecticut such as the Connecticut and Thames as well as coastal basins along the Connecticut shoreline. Each one is uniquely identified by a 1 digit major basin number (MBAS_NO) that ranges from 1 to 8. These major basin numbers include Pawcatuck River (1), Southeast Coast (2), Thames River (3), Connecticut River (4), South Central Coast (5), Housatonic River (6), Southwest Coast (7), and Hudson River (8). Note there are more major basin areas delineated (10) than unique major basin numbers (8) because two areas are necessary to represent both the entire South East Coast and Hudson Major basins in Connecticut.

Map Name: Major Basins

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Layers: Description: Connecticut Major Drainage Basins is 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature data that define Major drainage basin areas in Connecticut. These large basins mostly range from 70 to 2,000 square miles in size. Connecticut Major Drainage Basins includes drainage areas for all Connecticut rivers, streams, brooks, lakes, reservoirs and ponds published on 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps prepared by the USGS between 1969 and 1984. Data is compiled at 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet). This information is not updated. Major Basin area (polygon) attributes include major basin number and feature size in acres and square miles. The major basin number (MBAS_NO) uniquely identifies individual basins and is 1 character in length. There are 8 unique major basin numbers. Examples include 1, 4, and 6. Note there are more major basin polygon features (10) than unique major basin numbers (8) because two polygon features are necessary to represent both the entire South East Coast and Hudson Major basins in Connecticut. Major basin boundary (line) attributes include a drainage divide type attribute (DIVIDE) used to cartographically represent the hierarchical drainage basin system. This divide type attribute is used to assign different line symbology to different levels of drainage divides. For example, major basin drainage divides are more pronounced and shown with a wider line symbol than regional basin drainage divides.

Copyright Text: CT DEEP

Spatial Reference: 102100  (3857)


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