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 98. PROJECT:Popo Agie Watershed Management Plan
SPONSOR:Popo Agie Conservation District
LOCATION:Fremont County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 86 2001 I $200,000 2002

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.

No legislative action is required.

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