Preseason Wetland Area Status

2013 Status of Missouri Managed Wetland Areas as of October 16, 2013
Area Repairs and Conditions Habitat/Food Status Water Management Hunting Parties Per Day
Moist-Soil Timber Floodable Crops Blind Walk-in
Nodaway Valley None Good NA Good Normal unless river drops below pump intakes. 4 blinds plus 1 ADA 13-15 plus 150 acre open area
Bob Brown None Good NA Good Normal unless river drops below pump intakes. 1 ADA 15 - 19
Fountain Grove None Good Fair Fair Low Grand River levels will likely stop pumping until rains occur 18 1 ADA 4-8 (dry fall) 16-18 (wet fall)
Grand Pass None Good NA Fair 1 pump is in the process of being repaired 1 ADA 15-40
Eagle Bluffs None Good NA Good Normal 2 ADA 14-17
B.K. Leach None Good NA Fair Normal 5 (1 ADA) 8-16
Ted Shanks Construction of three large water control structures on the south end of the area and river levee construction. Good Poor NA Construction of three large water control structures and improvements to portions of the river levee on the south end of the area will prevent normal flooding of the south end of the area including the blinds around Rainbow Lake, the Salt Pit unit, Middle Unit, South unit, and Horseshoe Lake. 1 ADA 17-33
Marais Temps Clair None Good NA Poor Normal 1 ADA 6-9
Columbia Bottom None Good NA Poor Normal 1 ADA 6-10
Montrose None Good NA NA Access west of RA highway on Montrose lake may be limited due to lower lake levels. 13 (1 ADA) 2
Settle’s Ford None Good NA Fair Significant rainfall is needed to fill pools. 1 ADA Open Hunting
Schell-Osage None Fair NA Poor Significant impacts from August floods 25 (2 ADA) 16 Parties
Four Rivers Unit 4: Major repairs ongoing Poor NA Poor Unit 1 & 2 – normal water management Unit 3 – 300 ac; Unit 4 – pools 15-18 mostly dry 1 ADA 16-20 plus open units
Duck Creek HQ building renovation will require relocating morning draw Good Good Poor Normal for Units A and B Pools 2, 3, and 8 will be gradually flooded through November. 29 blinds No ADA This Year  10-19 plus Pool 8 (5- 40 individuals)
Otter Slough None Good NA Fair Normal. 12 (1 ADA) 17-20
Ten-Mile Pond None Good NA Fair Normal 0 10-22
Coon Island None Good   Poor Normal 0 Open Hunting
Little River None Fair N/A Fair Normal 0 Hunting is allowed Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 3-4 pools available each day. May one party per pool. Self check-in at main parking lot.
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