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Breeding Birds of the Platte River Valley


Table 3


Table 3. Changes in area (in ha) of channel and vegetation between 1938 and 1982 at 3 locations of the Big Bend reach of the Platte River compared with 1860. Data from Currier et al. (1985)
                                                        

                         Channel                 Vegetation
                         %change                  %change                
Location            Area     since 1860       Area     since 1860

Odessa 1938 291.5 -39 188.7 +39 1969 69.6 -85 394.7 +82 1982 62.3 -87 403.4 +84 % change -48 +45 1938-1982
Denman 1938 199.0 -21 51.8 +21 1969 83.6 -67 165.8 +66 1982 68.4 -73 181.6 +72 % change -52 +51 1938-1982
Shoemaker Island (Main Channel) 1938 71.2 -62 116.2 +62 1969 97.2 -48 68.4 +36 1982 47.4 -75 76.9 +41 % change -13 +21 1938-1982

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