Purpose: This project involves installation of a relift pump and construction of a water distribution system to flood three impoundments on Peach Point WMA with freshwater. Installation of a relift pump will provide a means of managing water depths and vegetative composition. In addition, the pump will provide freshwater during critically dry times of the year for resident and migratory wading birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. This project is 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. 2 miles southeast of Jones Creek, TX (Brazoria County)

Acres Impacted: 2,000 acres

Habitat Type: Emergent Freshwater Wetland

Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 2000

DU Contact:

Keith McKnight
Regional Biologist
1620 FM 2218
Richmond, TX 77469
(832) 595-0663