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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Waterfowl Habitat Improvement Project Planned for Sardis Waterfowl WMA JACKSON - Sardis Waterfowl WMA, located near Oxford, Mississippi, is cooperatively managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Sardis Lake US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Two of its 7 waterfowl impoundments are slated to be improved this summer with primary assistance from USACE.  Infrastructure improvements in the 15 year-old impoundments include refurbishment of the levee system, replacement of water-control structures, and repair of the existing pump that is used to flood the impoundments.  This 35-acre enhancement project will increase the amount of shallow-water habitat for wintering waterfowl and improve the reliability of waterfowl habitat.  Last week, MDWFP biologists and USACE personnel utilized prescribed fire to remove vegetation within each impoundment and USACE personnel surveyed impoundment elevations.  These planned improvements are scheduled to begin in July as weather conditions allow.
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