Demopolis WMA - Dead Lake Wetland Project

Purpose: To enhance 130 acres of wetlands habitat on Demopolis WMA through replacement of a water control structure and construction of a water distribution system to increase waterfowl management capability on the area. Ducks Unlimited provided a topographic survey and engineering design to help facilitate restoration of this wetland. The addition of this project provides greater flexibility in managing seasonal water level drawdowns, thereby establishing a productive aquatic plant community that would be attractive for wintering waterfowl. This project will retain water in fall and winter, thus providing valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Tombigbee River and will be managed by the Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Location: Approx. 3 miles northeast of Demopolis, AL (Greene County)

Acres Impacted: 130 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops

Partners: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in spring 1998

DU Contact: Craig Hilburn
Manager of Conservation Programs