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Blue Grass Army Depot - Gem Lake

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Purpose: This project involved replacement of an overflow pipe with a suitable water control structure to enhance habitat management capability on the site. Enhancement activities created 12 acres of semi-permanent wetlands and 8 acres of moist-soil habitat on Blue Grass Army Depot. Water management for this project is dependent on winter precipitation and run-off from surrounding drainages. This project will be managed to provide shallow water foraging habitat migrating ducks and geese.

Location: The project is located on Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County approximately 5 miles south of Richmond, KY.

Acres Impacted: 20 acres

Habitat Types: Semi-Permanent Emergent Marsh
Moist-soil Wetlands

Partners: Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
U.S. Department of Defense

Timeline: Construction was completed in September 1996

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