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The Upper South Platte Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area

Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 30,326 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 3%

Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous7,10623%
Freshwater Shrub 12,64542%
Freshwater Forested 1,1074%
Ponds 3,16610%
Lakes 5,42618%
Rivers 7392%
Other 137< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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

[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors

Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress156,25613%
Low Stress363,05431%
Moderate Stress201,94817%
High Stress154,67313%
Severe Stress306,95626%

[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership

Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,182,885 acres 4,787 sq km
Maximum elevation 14,253 ft 4,346 m
Minimum elevation 5,169 ft 1,576 m
Average elevation 8,043 ft 2,452 m

Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 574,357 49%
 Bureau of Land Management298< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc1,169< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 572,889 48%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland37,3373%
  Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands535,49045%
  White River National Forest62< 1%
Total State 12,319 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife4,233< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board6,110< 1%
 Colorado State Parks1,975< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 63,956 5%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 20,191 2%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 512,062 43%

Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 910,51477%
 21a: Alpine Zone61,5275%
 21b: Crystalline Subalpine Forests225,40119%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests563,91148%
 21d: Foothill Shrublands59,6755%
25: High Plains 145,12712%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains17,5521%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains52,5414%
 25l: Front Range Fans75,0346%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 127,24311%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands123,45610%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands3,787< 1%