Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
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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