Water Regulation

Water Regulation

Deputy Refuge Manager Cortez Rohr adjusts release gates on the Lower Red Rock Lake water control structure. Water levels at the Refuge are regulated such to provide increased hemi-marsh habitat for returning spring migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, ensure early trumpeter swan nesting success, facilitate later nesting success of ducks and geese, provide a staging area for fall migrating waterfowl, and to remain in compliance with water rights agreements. Photo by Cortez Rohr/USFWS.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Cortez Rohr/USFWS
Ecosystem
Lake
Wetland
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Employees (USFWS)
Lakes
Migratory birds
Water conservation
Water management
Waterfowl
Wetlands
Wilderness
Wildlife management
Wildlife refuges