Table Lu01: Presettlement prairie for counties within the West Osage River Basin in west-central Missouri

Table Lu01: Presettlement prairie for counties within the West Osage River Basin in west-central Missouri (Schroeder 1983).
COUNTY AREA (mi2) % OF LAND IN PRAIRIE
Barton* 511 861
Bates 653 78
Benton* 184 25
Cedar* 172 35
Henry* 502 68
Hickory* 97 24
Polk* 158 25
St.Clair 297 43
Vernon 615 73

1Largest percentage of prairie in any Missouri county.

*Less than half of the county is within the West Osage River Basin.

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