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Long Lake
National Wildlife Refuge

A group of sandhill cranes stands in a dry agricultural field, feeding on waste grain.  A number of the large, gray birds fly over those feeding on the ground.
12000 353 ST SE
Moffit, ND   58560
E-mail: longlake@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-387-4397
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Sandhill cranes are the oldest bird species alive today, existing virtually unchanged for millions of years. The Refuge is a primary fall migration staging area for cranes.
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In the 1930s, two dikes were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to divide Long Lake into three water management units. The dikes and water control structures increased water management capabilities on the Refuge. Through manipulation of water levels, the incidence and severity of avian botulism outbreaks have been reduced.

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