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Wetlands/Marshes

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The primary purpose of Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge is to provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.

  • Wetland Construction

    Wetland Construction

    Most of the natural wetlands that were historically located on Refuge lands have been lost to development or agricultural fields, so Refuge staff have restored fields back to wetlands using heavy equipment to build levees and install water control structures.

  • Water Pumping

    Pumping

    Pumped water provides supplemental habitat and high nutritional food to migrating waterfowl.  Click on the link below to learn more about water management.

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  • Wetlands Pumped

    Full wetland

    Once the wetlands have been pumped with water, the Refuge is ready for the migrating waterfowl to show up and enjoy the the habitat created for them.

  • Migration

    Migrators show up

    At last the waterfowl have shown up and all the hard work has paid off!!!

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2013
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