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Hynes Bay and Buffalo Marsh Complex

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Hynes Bay - This project will create 2 impoundments consisting of intermediate to brackish marsh habitats on Guadalupe Delta WMA. An old roadway will be converted into a levee for both impoundments and several water control structures will be installed. The upper impoundment will flood 50 acres of gulf cordgrass to an average depth of 6-inches during fall and winter. The lower impoundment will help stabilize water levels and reduce salinities in a 100-acre brackish marsh.

Buffalo Marsh Complex - This project will create 4 sub-impoundments consisting of freshwater marsh habitats totaling 250 acres. The existing system has adequate capabilities to flood or drain the wetlands, but it is not efficient. Creation of sub-impoundments will provide for a more rapid filling and draining of individual units. Both projects are managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to maintain high quality wetland habitat for wintering waterfowl, while providing additional duck hunting opportunities.

Location: Approx. 5 miles northeast of Tivoli, TX (Calhoun County)

Acres Impacted: 400 acres

Habitat Type: Freshwater Marsh
Brackish Marsh

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 1999

DU Contact:

Keith McKnight
Regional Biologist
1620 FM 2218
Richmond, TX 77469
(832) 595-0663
kmcknight@ducks.org

 

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