Purpose: To enhance 500 acres of green-tree reservoir on Noxubee NWR through installation of two 60-inch diameter pipes with flashboard risers. GTR #4 was abandoned during the late 1970s due to drainage problems and uncontrolled beaver populations. This impoundment contains a mature stand of bottomland hardwoods including Nuttall, willow, water, and cherrybark oaks. 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 (Winston County)
Acres Impacted: 500 acres
Habitat Type: Green-tree Reservoir
Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 1993