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The Big Sandy Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 15,255 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous6,23541%
Freshwater Shrub 5313%
Freshwater Forested 4,06227%
Ponds 135< 1%
Lakes 1971%
Rivers 3,05720%
Other 1,0387%

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 Stress43,7084%
Low Stress517,57344%
Moderate Stress326,98128%
High Stress234,78720%
Severe Stress61,4895%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 1,184,530 acres 4,794 sq km
Maximum elevation 7,285 ft 2,221 m
Minimum elevation 3,545 ft 1,081 m
Average elevation 4,798 ft 1,463 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 3,271 < 1%
 Bureau of Land Management889< 1%
 National Park Service2,382< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 0 None
Total State 77,474 7%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife480< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board76,9946%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 636 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 1,103,149 93%


Ecoregions (acres)

25: High Plains 905,31376%
 25b: Rolling Sand Plains208,89618%
 25c: Moderate Relief Plains220,37719%
 25d: Flat to Rolling Plains476,04040%
26: Southwestern Tablelands 279,21724%
 26e: Piedmont Plains and Tablelands178,86415%
 26i: Pine-Oak Woodlands2,157< 1%
 26j: Foothill Grasslands98,1968%