J.D. Murphree WMA - Compartment 12 Enhancement

Purpose: To enhance wetland management capabilities by replacing the current water control structure in Compartment 12 with a new structure along the southern boundary of the wetland unit. Replacing this structure will enable better control of water levels within the compartment, thus enhancing the managers’ ability to maintain fresh to intermediate marsh for the benefit of waterfowl and waterbirds. The structure will also allow the release of additional fresh water into Compartment 13 when water levels in Compartment 12 are lowered. The J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area is open to public waterfowl hunting.

Map of Project Area

Location: South of Port Arthur, TX (Jefferson County)

Acres Impacted: 393 acres

Habitat: Fresh/Intermediate marsh

Partners: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction completed.



DU Contact: 

Keith McKnight
Regional Biologist

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
1620 FM 2218
Richmond, TX 77469
(832) 595-0663
kmcknight@ducks.org