Prairie Canada Pond Numbers

Prairie Canada Pond Numbers

Conditions across the Canadian prairies improved in 2009, with the exception of southern Alberta. The 2009 estimate of ponds in Prairie Canada was 3.6 ± 0.1 million. This was a 17% increase from last year's estimate (3.1 ± 0.1 million) and was similar to the long-term average (3.4 ± 0.03 million). The prairie parklands received below-normal precipitation but waterfowl habitat in this area continued to benefit from above-normal precipitation received in 2007 and was classified as fair to good.