Purpose: To restore 124 acres of moist-soil habitat on Dahomey NWR through installation of 5 water control structures and construction of 10,000 linear feet of perimeter and internal cross-levees. Two water wells are located adjacent to the site and can be used to flood the area if precipitation is inadequate. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Mississippi River. Mallards, pintails, gadwall, and green-winged teal will be the primary waterfowl species that benefit from this project. This project will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve waterfowl management opportunities on Dahomey NWR.
Location: Approximately 12 miles west of Cleveland, MS (Bolivar County)
Acres Impacted: 124 acres
Habitat Type: Moist-soil Habitat
Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
North American Wetlands Conservation Act
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Timeline: Construction was completed in spring 2001