The Popo Agie watershed is approximately 522,350 acres in size Land ownership is divided
among federal (67%), private (26%), and state (7%) interests. 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
expand upon for watershed planning.
The project was initiated during July 2001 and continued through 2002. Field work and data
collection was conducted during the summer and fall. Baseline information was collected and
GIS coverages were built. The irrigation systems in the watershed were inventoried and
evaluated. Level 1 geomorphic mapping was completed and level 2 field surveys were initiated.
This study is nearing completion with data analysis and reporting underway.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.