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The Colorado Headwaters-Plateau Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 36,040 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous10,11728%
Freshwater Shrub 5,04814%
Freshwater Forested 118< 1%
Ponds 12,16834%
Lakes 3,1999%
Rivers 5,03114%
Other 359< 1%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress286,86412%
Low Stress1,128,01446%
Moderate Stress391,83716%
High Stress224,1619%
Severe Stress404,86917%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 2,435,743 acres 9,857 sq km
Maximum elevation 11,452 ft 3,491 m
Minimum elevation 4,323 ft 1,318 m
Average elevation 7,006 ft 2,136 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 1,522,413 63%
 Bureau of Land Management1,049,81943%
 Bureau of Reclamation3,591< 1%
 Federal Land, Misc2,047< 1%
 Fish and Wildlife Service18< 1%
 National Park Service20,425< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 446,512 18%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests192,9968%
  White River National Forest253,51610%
Total State 18,356 < 1%
 Colorado Division of Wildlife16,849< 1%
 Colorado State Land Board1,251< 1%
 Colorado State Parks250< 1%
 State Land, Misc5< 1%
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 3,127 < 1%
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 < 1%
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 891,846 37%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 1,746,14672%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins493,36020%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands663,95027%
 20e: Escarpments588,83624%
21: Southern Rockies 689,59628%
 21a: Alpine Zone699< 1%
 21e: Sedimentary Subalpine Forests289,96112%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests369,63315%
 21g: Volcanic Subalpine Forests29,3031%