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The McElmo Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 7,062 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous5,18373%
Freshwater Shrub 1722%
Freshwater Forested 0< 1%
Ponds 6069%
Lakes 90413%
Rivers 1162%
Other 811%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 0< 1%
Dammed 0< 1%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 0< 1%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress24,4626%
Low Stress141,92835%
Moderate Stress69,95217%
High Stress76,60419%
Severe Stress97,88024%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 410,823 acres 1,663 sq km
Maximum elevation 9,976 ft 3,042 m
Minimum elevation 4,814 ft 1,468 m
Average elevation 6,316 ft 1,926 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 141,765 35%
 Bureau of Land Management135,49433%
 National Park Service6,0211%
  Total Forest Service Lands 250 < 1%
  San Juan National Forest250< 1%
Total State 4,337 1%
 Colorado State Land Board4,3371%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 539 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 40,029 10%
Private Lands 224,154 55%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 408,844100%
 20a: Monticello-Cortez Uplands155,16038%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins20,8065%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands225,87255%
 20d: Arid Canyonlands7,0062%
21: Southern Rockies 1,979< 1%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests1,979< 1%