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The Middle South Platte-Cherry Creek Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 64,709 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous20,04531%
Freshwater Shrub 2,4144%
Freshwater Forested 6,97811%
Ponds 8,89314%
Lakes 18,74029%
Rivers 6,59910%
Other 1,0422%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress14,427< 1%
Low Stress225,35512%
Moderate Stress306,19717%
High Stress341,41619%
Severe Stress953,50852%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,840,909 acres 7,450 sq km
Maximum elevation 8,129 ft 2,478 m
Minimum elevation 4,290 ft 1,308 m
Average elevation 5,304 ft 1,617 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 25,690 1%
 Bureau of Land Management717< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc5,657< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service19,3161%
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 110,797 6%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife3,107< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board104,6356%
 Colorado State Parks3,055< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 39,611 2%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 1,786 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,663,026 90%


Ecoregions (acres)

21: Southern Rockies 1,036< 1%
 21c: Crystalline Mid-Elevation Forests1,036< 1%
25: High Plains 1,529,15883%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains431,96323%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains209,19511%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains862,65647%
 25l: Front Range Fans25,3451%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 310,71517%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands110,7076%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands200,00811%