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Delta County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 19,006 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,61940%
Freshwater Shrub 2,00311%
Freshwater Forested 44< 1%
Ponds 4,41823%
Lakes 3,03216%
Rivers 1,7819%
Other 110< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 1,3057%
Dammed 3,98121%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 0None
Modified by Beaver 1,0966%




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress53,2277%
Low Stress217,71230%
Moderate Stress126,33417%
High Stress101,87314%
Severe Stress236,49032%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 735,634 acres 2,977 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,403 ft 3,477 m
Minimum elevation 4,738 ft 1,444 m
Average elevation 6,984 ft 2,129 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 406,761 55%
 Bureau of Land Management216,71729%
 Federal Land, Misc629< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service141< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 189,273 26%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests189,27326%
Total State 4,976 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife4,764< 1%
 Colorado State Parks212< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 391 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 323,507 44%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 467,25564%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins284,65339%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands182,60225%
21: Southern Rockies 268,37936%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests96,25713%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests135,99818%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests36,1245%