North Central U.S. Pond Numbers

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North Central U.S. Pond Numbers

The U.S. prairies experienced average to above-average precipitation but had more variable conditions. Habitat conditions generally improved northward, mainly due to a good frost seal. The 2017 pond estimate for the northcentral U.S. was 1.8 ± 0.09 million, which was 16% above the 2016 estimate of 1.5 ± 0.05 million and similar to the long-term average (1.7 ± 0.02 million).