A map of the critical habitats in Simsbury along the Farmington River watershed

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Water

critical-habitats-simsbury-farmington-river-watershedEvery once in awhile I stumble across something interesting that attracts my attention. This lovely map is one of those things. Sometimes they’re not supposed to be found on the internet and I find them. Others I just can’t explain why they’re there. I wasn’t able to find any similar maps for other towns, but thought I’d share this with readers in case they were interested. Click on the map for a larger version, or better yet, visit the link to the original file.



  • A watershed consists of the land area that drains into a water body.
  • The Farmington River Watershed is 609 square miles, or 384,000 acres, in size.
  • The Farmington River Watershed provides 100% of the drinking water for over 600,000 people in living in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley.
  • The Farmington River Watershed receives over 35 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from 9 publicly owned sewage treatment plants.
  • In 1994 a 14-mile segment of the Farmington River received federal Wild & Scenic designation. This is the only river in Connecticut, and one of only six in New England, with such a designation.

This list above was provided by the Farmington River Watershed Association.

For a large image of the map above, visit: ctgis.uconn.edu/archive/2013_11_20/Stice_CriticalHabitats.pdf.

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