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Weld County

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 59,654 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 2%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous24,30241%
Freshwater Shrub 1,3852%
Freshwater Forested 3,2665%
Ponds 8,31614%
Lakes 16,00827%
Rivers 4,9898%
Other 7281%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

Excavated 7,27712%
Dammed 7,39612%
Ditched/Drained 0None
Farmed 6841%
Modified by Beaver 0None




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress79,4303%
Low Stress721,12028%
Moderate Stress463,20918%
High Stress379,73615%
Severe Stress925,65136%




[+] County Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,569,122 acres 10,397 sq km
Maximum elevation 6,386 ft 1,947 m
Minimum elevation 4,293 ft 1,309 m
Average elevation 4,968 ft 1,515 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 207,610 8%
 Bureau of Land Management342< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc14,662< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 192,606 7%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland192,6067%
Total State 152,054 6%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife2,514< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board149,1336%
 Colorado State Parks406< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 4,446 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 327 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 2,204,685 86%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 2,569,122100%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains431,78817%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains1,096,20443%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains1,036,01940%
 25l: Front Range Fans5,111< 1%