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National Wildlife Refuge

Purple prairie coneflowers and grasses frame a wetland nestled in the James River valley.
7745 11th St. SE
Pingree, ND   58476
E-mail: arrowwood@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-285-3341
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Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge provides vital habitat for migrating waterfowl and other waterbirds and nesting habitat for ducks, sharp-tailed grouse and bobllink.
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In 1955, the Jamestown Dam was completed and the Jamestown Reservoir was filled in 1964. The new reservoir severely impacted the Refuges ability to manage water. In 1986, Congress directed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to mitigate negative impacts of its projects on certain national wildlife refuges. Construction of a bypass channel and new higher capacity water control structures was initiated in 1987 and is expected to be completed by 2006. The project is designed to give the Refuge greater flexibility in managing water, especially in high flow years.

Current management is geared toward water level manipulation to encourage plant growth to provide quality wildlife habitat. The new water management facilities, along with an ongoing long range planning effort and aggressive upland management, will enable us to provide quality habitat for many species of resident and migrating wildlife.

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