The Popo Agie watershed is approximately 522,350 acres with land ownership divided among
federal (67%), private (26%), and state (7%). The watershed includes three primary river systems,
the North Fork of the Popo Agie, Middle Fork of the Popo Agie, and the Little Popo Agie River.
The conservation District would like to look at several variables within the watershed. District
constituents have concerns based on things such as consistent water flow, conveyance losses in
irrigation ditches, impacts from subdivisions, and a study of the fluvial health of the watershed. This
information would provide baseline information, which the district could evaluate and continue to
expand upon for watershed planning.
The project was initiated during July 2001. Field work and data collection was conducted during the
summer and fall. Baseline information was collected and GIS coverages were built. The irrigation
systems with the watershed were inventoried and evaluated. Level 1 geomorphic mapping was
completed and level 2 field surveys were initiated. This study is continuing, with data analysis being
conducted during the winter, additional field work will be conducted in summer 2002, and the final
report to be submitted at the end of October 2002.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.