Prairie Canada Pond Numbers

Prairie Canada Pond Numbers

The 2008 estimate of ponds in Prairie Canada was 3.1 million. This was a 39% decrease from the 2007 estimate (5.0 million), and 11% below the 1955-2007 average (3.4 million). The parklands were drier in 2008 than in 2007 when excess water created much additional waterfowl habitat; still this area was classified as fair to good overall with most seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands full. A late April snowstorm recharged wetlands in some areas of the northern parklands; these were classified as excellent.