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Donnelley WMA - Savage Backwater Restoration 

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Purpose: To restore management capability (300 acres) on an existing freshwater impoundment within Donnelley WMA by replacing one non-functional water control structure, installing an additional structure and excavating 15,000' of existing internal ditches. Improved management will result in a floating pad plant community and submersed aquatic vegetation attractive to wood ducks and ring-necked ducks. The area is managed by South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources.

Location: The project is located on Donnelley WMA in Colleton County approximately 7.2 miles south of Green Pond, SC. The project is part of the Old Chehaw River watershed.

Acres Impacted: 300 acres

Habitat Types: Semi-permanent freshwater wetland
Floating pad and submersed aquatic plant community

Partners: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
SC Department of Natural Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction was initiated in 2001 and completed in fall 2002

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405
843-745-9127
cleschack@ducks.org

 

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