Popo Agie Watershed

The Popo Agie Watershed contains three main streams (North Fork, Middle Fork, Little Popo Agie). These streams are fed by annual snow melt and seasonal precipitation. The headwaters begin at the Continental Divide in the Wind River Mountain Range and the watershed ends near Arapahoe where the Popo Agie River joins the Little Wind River.

Climate

Climate withing the Popo Agie Watershed varies depending on the elevation which ranges from just over 13,000 feet to around 5,000 feet above sea level


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Geology

The three main tributaries of the Popo Agie River originate in the igneous and metamorphic rock types in the Wind River Mountain Range. Precambrian granite, the oldest rock formation on earth, is found in abundance at the high elevations and forms the peaks and cirques the Wind River mountain range is famous for.

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Hydrology

The Popo Agie Watershed contains three main streams that originate from high elevations near the Continental Divide in the distinguished Wind River Mountain Range. These streams are fed by annual snow melt and seasonal precipitation, and each tiny amount of water flows together to form larger creeks and streams (known as tributaries). The watershed ends near Arapahoe where the Popo Agie River joins the Little Wind River. Many tributaries flow together and eventually become one of the following:

Land Ownership

The majority of land in the Popo Agie River watershed consists of publicly owned federal lands including USDA Forest Service and US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management range lands. Wind River Indian Reservation tribal lands for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes cover approximately 7.0 percent of the watershed. State of Wyoming lands comprise approximately 6.5 percent, while the remainder of the watershed is either privately owned (approximately 23 percent), county or municipal.

Vegetation

Vegetation within the Popo Agie Watershed varies from evergreens in the mountains to sagebrush on the plains.


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Watershed Planning

Watershed planning is a process for local constituents to identify and assess their natural resource concerns and opportunities, determine the condition that meets their needs, and formulate alternatives to achieve their goals based upon voluntary, incentive-driven opportunities.


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Watershed Poster

In addition to wonderful artwork on the front of the poster, the back contains information about the watershed. You can pick up a FREE poster at our office anytime.


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Watershed Uses

The Popo Agie Watershed has a rich and diversified community, and is able to put it's precious water resource to a variety of beneficial uses. Primary uses include municipalities, agriculture, wildlife and recreation.


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