Natchaug Watershed Basin – Water for People and Nature”
eighth annual Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop was held on
June 13, 2008 in Mansfield, CT. Click
here for a photo album of this
Natchaug River is the least impacted of all the Thames River regional
watershed basins. The water is managed for multiple purposes and new
proposed uses are being reviewed:
Drinking Water Supply
some uses are compatible, others are conflicting. This benchmark river
system and efforts to protect and enhance it was the subject of the 2008
Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop.
speaker for this year’s event was
Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern US Freshwater Program.
works with the
Conservancy’s fourteen State Programs from Virginia to Maine to develop and
implement conservation strategies to protect the natural biodiversity of
for a list of all the Floating Workshop VIII Presenters.
watershed contains a high amount of forested land. Natchaug regional
watershed land cover maps and statistics can be viewed at the UCONN Center
for Landuse Education and Research (CLEAR) website by clicking
Click on the following links more information on the Natchaug River
Natchaug River and its contributing streams truly is a watershed that serves
both people and nature. With careful planning and continued inter-municipal
and inter-agency cooperation, this watershed will should continue to provide
quality drinking water, plentiful recreational opportunities and other
services to man while providing quality natural in-stream habitats.
Willimantic, the Natchaug River joins with the
Willimantic River and the waters continue on their journey towards Long
Island Sound as the Shetucket River. The Shetucket River
was the focus of the
2007 Thames River Basin Partnership