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Arapahoe County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 12,218 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous1,28811%
Freshwater Shrub 1,78615%
Freshwater Forested 1,88115%
Ponds 7706%
Lakes 1,68814%
Rivers 3,50729%
Other 3873%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 9518%
Dammed 1,29511%
Ditched/Drained 4< 1%
Farmed 9127%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress7,0271%
Low Stress63,59812%
Moderate Stress128,83425%
High Stress129,61225%
Severe Stress185,26236%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 514,311 acres 2,081 sq km
Maximum elevation 6,215 ft 1,895 m
Minimum elevation 4,744 ft 1,446 m
Average elevation 5,452 ft 1,662 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 4,858 < 1%
 Federal Land, Misc4,858< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 39,002 8%
 Colorado State Land Board39,0028%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 14,023 3%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 696 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 455,732 89%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 389,77176%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains184,91136%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains198,84639%
 25l: Front Range Fans6,0141%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 124,54024%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands104,32120%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands20,2204%