Purpose: To enhance 772 acres of important waterfowl habitat on Mahannah WMA through installation of water control structures and construction of external levees. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Yazoo River. Mallards, pintails, green-winged teal, and wood ducks will be the primary waterfowl species that benefit from this project. This project will be managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide quality foraging habitat for waterfowl, while providing public hunting opportunities.
Location: Approx. 6 miles south of Valley Park, MS (Issaquena County)
Acres Impacted: 772 acres
Habitat Type: Moist-soil Habitat (376 acres)
Flooded Agricultural Fields (396 acres)
Partners: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 2003