Purpose: To enhance 500 acres of flooded cypress/buttonbush sloughs and adjacent bottomland hardwoods on Delta National Forest through installation of 1 weir structure and construction of small levee. Although cypress sloughs hold permanent water, this project will provide more a manageable water source for the area. The flooded bottomland hardwoods contain important mast producing species such as water and willow oaks. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Big Sunflower River.

Location: Approximately 11 miles southwest of Holly Bluff, MS (Sharkey County)

Acres Impacted: 200 acres

Habitat Type: Cypress and Buttonbush Sloughs
Seasonally Flooded Bottomland Hardwoods

Partners: U.S. Forest Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 2000