Two of seven waterfowl impoundments on Sardis Waterfowl WMA, located near Oxford, Mississippi, 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.

Two weeks ago, MDWFP biologists and USACE personnel utilized prescribed fire to remove vegetation within each impoundment and USACE personnel surveyed impoundment elevations.

Sardis Waterfowl WMA is cooperatively managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Sardis Lake US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).