Purpose: To develop a waterfowl management impoundment (17 acres) on Fants Grove WMA from an existing agricultural field. This project will help demonstrate to local farmers how to integrate waterfowl management practices with an agricultural operation. The project includes construction of a dike along Eighteen Mile Creek and installation of one water control structure. Planted annuals may include corn, grain sorghum, rice or Japanese millet and may be harvested prior to flooding or flooded as standing crops. The area is managed by South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources to benefit wintering waterfowl.

Location: The project is located in Anderson County, southwest of US Highway 76 along Eighteen Mile Creek and approximately 2 miles from Pendleton, SC.

Acres Impacted: 17 acres

Habitat Types: Flooded Agricultural Crops
Moist-Soil Plants

Partners: SC Department of Natural Resources
Clemson University
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: The project was initiated in 1991 and completed in spring 1992

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405