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Kiowa County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 21,577 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous8,97542%
Freshwater Shrub 2,29311%
Freshwater Forested 4292%
Ponds 17< 1%
Lakes 8,50139%
Rivers 7804%
Other 2161%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 7,50035%
Dammed 0None
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 3662%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress26,4102%
Low Stress378,63433%
Moderate Stress331,50929%
High Stress311,42527%
Severe Stress95,0868%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,143,058 acres 4,626 sq km
Maximum elevation 4,692 ft 1,430 m
Minimum elevation 3,690 ft 1,125 m
Average elevation 4,163 ft 1,269 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 8,800 < 1%
 Bureau of Land Management6,417< 1%
 National Park Service2,382< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 74,379 7%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife5,159< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board69,2206%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,059,880 93%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 521,85046%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains167,23715%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains354,61331%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 621,20854%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands621,20854%