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Ohio River Island WMA - Birdsville Island

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Purpose: To enhance 25 acres moist-soil wetlands and flooded agricultural crops on Birdsville Island through construction of a small levee and installation of stop-log structures. Flooding regimes are dependent on winter precipitation and backwater events from the Ohio River. Birdsville Island serves as a refuge and receives extensive use by a variety of waterfowl during fall migration and winter. The area is managed by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to provide quality wintering habitat for waterfowl.

Location: The project is located on Birdsville Island in Livingston County approximately 2 miles upstream from Smithland Lock and Dam, KY.

Acres Impacted: 25 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops

Partners: Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction was completed in December 1991

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