Purpose: To enhance 450 acres of moist-soil habitat on Noxubee NWR through installation of a water control structure and extension of perimeter levee. GTR #3 was constructed in the late 1960s, but the majority of its timber died as a result of beaver activity in the early 1970s. The impoundment has been managed for moist-soil seed production since that time, but water levels have been difficult to manage due to an inadequate water control structure. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Noxubee River and will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve waterfowl management capabilities and provide additional duck hunting opportunities.

Location: Approximately 10 miles south of Starkville, MS (Oktibbeha County)

Acres Impacted: 450 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Habitat

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
National Fish Wildlife Foundation
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 2002