Table Lu02: Land use in acres within the Niangua Watershed between 1929 and 1992

Table Lu02: Land use in acres within the Niangua Watershed between 1929 and 1992.
Year Cropland Woodland4 Other Pasture5 All Other Land6
Harvested1 Other2 Pastured3 Pastured Not Pastured
1929 133,684 13,986 87,605 162,591 -- 32,721 12,156
1934 104,550 26,789 98,473 -- -- -- 49,037
1939 104,102 10,756 106,563 -- -- -- 57,306
1944 111,948 4,425 28,513 158,802 -- 160,069 14,577
1949 96,672 12,002 80,669 156,695 -- 81,419 17,218
1954 77,072 9,054 82,451 183,133 -- 79,176 12,318
1959 67,215 16,111 85,857 162,729 -- 66,515 13,307
1964 61,691 21,984 81,644 -- -- -- 12,633
1969 51,778 16,345 126,954 -- -- -- 8,934
1974 61,072 7,261 118,570 -- -- -- 9,672
1978 67,686 7,457 130,449 83,062 32,083 58,228 15,045
1982 70,964 6,044 112,070 78,426 34,275 62,155 14,993
1987 72,754 8,401 108,303 83,062 31,614 76,265 13,043
1992 80,064 6,150 110,285 71,903 32,891 74,969 12,005

All data from 7/95 Camden, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Webster County Agri-facts, and from 1992 Census of Agriculture, Missouri State and County Data, U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census.

1All land from which crops were harvested or hay was cut, and all land in orchards, citrus groves, vineyards, and nursery and greenhouse crops.

2Cropland used for cover crops, legumes, and soil-improvement grasses, but NOT harvested and Not pastured; cropland on which all crops failed; cropland in cultivated summer fallow; and/or cropland idle.

3Rotation pasture and grazing land that could have been used for crops without additional improvements.

4Woodlots and timber tracts and cutover and deforested land with young timber growth.

5Pastureland and rangeland other than cropland and woodland pastured.

6Land in house lots, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc.

-- Data not available.

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