Purpose: To enhance 524 acres of moist-soil habitat and flooded agricultural crops on Lower Hatchie NWR through construction of 2.1 miles of levees and installation of 21 water control structures. The area previously consisted of bottomland hardwood forests, but was cleared for agricultural production. The project will increase management capabilities on Lower Hatchie NWR and provide foraging habitat for mallards, gadwall, pintails, green-winged teal, and shovelers. The area is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide quality wintering habitat for waterfowl.
Location: The project is located adjacent to the Mississippi River in Lauderdale County approximately 22 miles northwest of Covington, TN.
Acres Impacted: 524 acres
Habitat Types: Moist-Soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops
Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Timeline: Construction was completed in June 2000