Highest lake densities (2-15 lakes/[km.sup.2]) are observed along the Milbanke Strandflat, a low and partially submerged platform that makes up the northern mainland coast and coastal islands of the Coastal Depression.
Another region that exhibits a moderate percentage of lakes with a high shoreline development is the Milbanke Strandflat. Relations between shoreline-development statistics and lake area are illustrated in Figure 6.
Areas of highest lake coverage include the major plateau regions of the province and the Milbanke Strandflat. In the plateau regions, this is due to the presence of the largest natural lakes found in British Columbia.
* Generally, the areal coverage and density of lakes are lowest in the northern Rocky Mountain foothills, low in the mountain systems of the province, moderate in plateau regions and highest along the Milbanke Strandflat.