MDWFP, DU Complete Enhancements to Mahannah WMA

Waterfowl on Mahannah WMA.

Waterfowl on Mahannah WMA.

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Using two NAWCA grants and partner match, DU and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks enhanced 1,033 acres of moist soil wetlands on Mahannah WMA. Through the installation of new water control structures, pumps and underground piping, levee work and the reshaping of the interior of the units, partners improved wetland quality for waterfowl and other migratory birds. The infrastructure improvements provide additional, independently managed moist soil units, more efficient water use, and better management capacity for WMA staff.

Mahannah WMA consists of 12,695 acres of bottomland hardwoods, agricultural fields, hardwood reforestation and managed impoundments in Issaquena County, Miss. It is open to public hunting through a draw system.