Purpose: To enhance water management on 900 acres of wetlands on Lick Creek WMA through the repair and enhancement of levees and the addition of new water control structure and re-lift pumps. During the last 8-10 years the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has acquired approximately 1,600 acres of land in the Lick Creek floodplain. The land was historically farmed and prone to flooding. TWRA designated 500 acres of this property as the Lick Creek Waterfowl Refuge. The remainder of the property was established as the Lick Creek WMA and includes 450 acres of wetlands open to public waterfowl hunting. Once restoration is complete, Lick Creek WMA and Waterfowl Refuge will be managed for moist-soil vegetation, seasonally flooded agricultural fields and forested wetlands.
Location: The project is located in eastern Tennessee near Midway
Habitat Types: Moist-Soil Wetlands and Flooded Agricultural Crops
Partners: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Timeline: Construction began in the summer of 2007
Water Control Structures like this one will allow managers
to flood fields like this for waterfowl habitat.