Core areas for lakes and ponds in the watershed. These aquatic core areas include lakes and ponds of relatively high ecological integrity. There are 1,206 lotic core areas, ranging in size from 0.06 to 1,323 ha, with an average size of 11.7 ha. Core areas are built from focal areas with high value in the aquatic ecosystem-based core area selection index, which are then expanded to include the entire water body in order to create logical conservation units.
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