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Breeding Birds of the Platte River Valley


Table 2


Table 2. Areal extent (in ha) of various land uses by county in the Platte River Valley.
                                                                         River
            Row                      Upland     Wet    Lowland  Shelter channel   Resi    Wet
County      crop    Wheat   Alfalfa  prairie   meadow  forest    belt   island   dential lands    Total

Adams      74,089   27,247   3,806    26,316       0       40     405       40    10,263   154    142,360
Buffalo    91,417   15,385  20,202    80,566   1,518      850   2,025      990    15,425     0    228,378
Dawson     72,550    3,725  41,984   101,052   3,036    1,822     587    4,635    11,893     0    241,284
Deuel      10,607   67,712   3,259    25,790     405      345       0      195     3,866     0    112,179
South half
  Garden    4,048   20,081   5,364   141,700   2,025      405     284      890    32,450   810    208,057
Gosper     38,502   14,170   4,858    56,275      40      202     405       60     4,797   405    119,714
Hall       74,575    5,223   7,450    26,518   3,623      708     425      445    10,587   200    129,754
Hamilton  103,765    6,761   3,806     9,515   1,125      324     202      445     8,500   325    134,768
Kearney    75,708   15,587   5,324    27,814     145        0     120        0     6,600   567    131,865
Keith      20,611   36,113   6,275   175,304   1,984    1,073     405      566    23,320   608    266,259
Lincoln    75,212   34,615  29,089    76,923   3,644    1,984     810      485    21,780   850    245,392
Merrick    70,850    4,656   5,304    26,315   2,025      324     243      445    10,280     0    120,442
Phelps     81,376    8,178   5,627    23,805   2,590      648     223      668     8,988   810    132,913

  Total   783,313  259,453 142,348   797,893  22,160    8,725   6,134    9,864   168,749 4,729  2,203,368

  % of 
total area   35.5   11.8     6.5      36.2      1.0      0.4     0.3      0.4       7.6     0.2

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