Purpose: To restore water management capabilities on 320 acres within a managed wetlands complex on Santee NWR by installing three new aluminum flashboard risers. The managed wetlands provide valuable foraging habitat for wintering ducks including mallards, green-winged teal, wigeon, and gadwall. The area is managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is critical to waterfowl utilizing the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

Location: The project is located on Santee NWR in Clarendon County approximately 9 miles southeast of Summerton, SC.

Acres Impacted: 320 acres

Habitat Types: Green-tree Reservoir
Moist-Soil Vegetation
Flooded Agricultural Crops

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 2000

DU Contact:

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