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The Westwater Canyon Subbasin

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[+] Mapped Wetland Area



Wetland Mapping Summary

Area of mapped wetlands 849 acres
Percent of basin mapped as wetlands < 1%


Wetland Area by Type (acres)

Freshwater Herbaceous19723%
Freshwater Shrub 9011%
Freshwater Forested 1< 1%
Ponds 37144%
Lakes 3< 1%
Rivers 16319%
Other 243%

Wetland Area Mapped with Modifiers (acres)

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




[+] Wetland Landscape Stressors



Weltand Area by Stressor Class (acres)

No Stress33,71419%
Low Stress109,18760%
Moderate Stress31,33317%
High Stress6,3243%
Severe Stress850< 1%




[+] River Subbasin Geography and Land Ownership


Total Area and Elevation Range

Total Area 181,402 acres 734 sq km
Maximum elevation 9,692 ft 2,955 m
Minimum elevation 4,562 ft 1,391 m
Average elevation 6,965 ft 2,124 m


Land Ownership (acres)

Total Federal Lands 100,834 56%
 Bureau of Land Management97,25254%
 Federal Land, Misc20< 1%
 National Park Service3< 1%
  Total Forest Service Lands 3,559 2%
  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests3,5592%
Total State 0 None
City, County, and Other Local Government Lands 0 None
Land Trusts and Non-Governmental Organizations 0 None
Tribal Lands 0 None
Private Lands 80,569 44%


Ecoregions (acres)

20: Colorado Plateaus 173,90896%
 20b: Shale Deserts and Sedimentary Basins51,63728%
 20c: Semiarid Benchlands and Canyonlands122,27167%
21: Southern Rockies 7,4954%
 21f: Sedimentary Mid-Elevation Forests7,4954%