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Morgan County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 26,839 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous8,81833%
Freshwater Shrub 1,0174%
Freshwater Forested 4,91518%
Ponds 2,4189%
Lakes 3,63314%
Rivers 5,23019%
Other 2831%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 5572%
Dammed 9774%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 5792%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress8,167< 1%
Low Stress230,79128%
Moderate Stress143,82017%
High Stress158,97819%
Severe Stress285,81035%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 827,566 acres 3,349 sq km
Maximum elevation 4,934 ft 1,504 m
Minimum elevation 4,091 ft 1,247 m
Average elevation 4,500 ft 1,372 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 753 < 1%
 Bureau of Land Management753< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 54,390 7%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife4,934< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board47,2846%
 Colorado State Parks2,172< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 129 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 772,295 93%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 827,566100%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains351,40142%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains112,07114%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains364,09444%