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Elbert County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,196 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous3,16715%
Freshwater Shrub 2,45212%
Freshwater Forested 5,16224%
Ponds 6133%
Lakes 76< 1%
Rivers 7,89337%
Other 1,3917%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 2< 1%
Dammed 130< 1%
Ditched/Drained 1< 1%
Farmed 4512%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress33,5963%
Low Stress492,87342%
Moderate Stress409,26835%
High Stress184,19116%
Severe Stress63,9525%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,183,871 acres 4,791 sq km
Maximum elevation 7,375 ft 2,249 m
Minimum elevation 4,958 ft 1,512 m
Average elevation 5,967 ft 1,819 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 0 None
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 76,556 6%
 Colorado State Land Board76,5566%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 80 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 5,399 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,101,836 93%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 27,8512%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains7,086< 1%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains20,7652%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 1,156,02198%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands524,67444%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands72,2176%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands559,13047%