Blanton Creek WMA - Wetlands Enhancement Project

Purpose: To enhance 50 acres of emergent wetlands habitat on Blanton Creek WMA through installation of two water control structures. This project will create 2 impoundments adjacent to the Chattahoochee River. The vegetation is composed of buttonbush, smartweeds, and various other wetland plants. This project will provide increased opportunities for wood duck production along with improved resting and feeding habitat for wintering dabbling ducks.

Location: Approx. 20 miles north of Columbus, GA (Harris County)

Acres Impacted: 50 acres

Habitat Type: Emergent Wetlands
Moist-soil Habitat

Partners: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Power Company
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 1990

DU Contact: Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs – Georgia
3896 Leeds Avenue
Charleston, SC  29405
(843) 745-9110
cleschack@ducks.org