White Lake Refuge - Wetlands Restoration

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Photo © Michael Carion

Purpose: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency acquired White Lake Refuge in 1991. In 1992, Ducks Unlimited completed construction of Phase I, which involved terrace levees, water control structures, and a well that will flood 245 acres of moist-soil habitat. Phase II will create similar habitat on an additional 370 acres. Management of the entire site presently consists of a combination of moist-soil plants and flooding of agricultural crops. The area is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to provide quality wintering habitat for waterfowl.

Location: The project is located on White Lake Refuge in Dyer County approximately 12 miles west of Dyersburg, TN.

Acres Impacted: Phase I – 245 acres; Phase II – 370 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-Soil Wetlands, Emergent Wetlands

Partners: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 
North American Wetlands Conservation Council

Timeline: Phase I was completed in November 1992; Phase II was completed in October 1993