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The Middle South Platte-Sterling Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 65,537 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 4%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous33,92452%
Freshwater Shrub 1,5902%
Freshwater Forested 14,54922%
Ponds 5,3368%
Lakes 6,1089%
Rivers 3,1565%
Other 8741%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress17,252< 1%
Low Stress579,14331%
Moderate Stress397,19221%
High Stress394,98721%
Severe Stress465,47325%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,854,067 acres 7,503 sq km
Maximum elevation 5,352 ft 1,632 m
Minimum elevation 3,515 ft 1,072 m
Average elevation 4,338 ft 1,323 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 11,379 < 1%
 Bureau of Land Management679< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 10,700 < 1%
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland10,700< 1%
Total State 214,546 12%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife23,2441%
 Colorado State Land Board191,30210%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 2,549 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,625,593 88%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 1,755,66395%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains593,87432%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains426,77523%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains735,01440%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 98,4045%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands98,4045%