Preseason Wetland Area Status

2019 Status of Missouri Managed Wetland Areas as of October 22, 2019
Area Repairs and Construction Habitat/Food Status Water Management Hunting Parties Per Day
Moist-Soil Timber Floodable Crops Blind Walk-in
Nodaway Valley West side pump replacement Good NA Good Normal unless river drops below pump intakes and/or river rises and floods the east side through levee breaches. 4 blinds plus 1 ADA 13-15 plus 150 acre open area
Bob Brown Ongoing levee and road repairs will significantly restrict access to the area. none NA none No pumping will occur this fall. Water levels will vary as MO River rises and falls due to breaches in MO River levees. No ADA Blind this year. Open hunting, self-check, no reservations
Fountain Grove Pump Station Construction Excellent Fair Fair Fountain Grove will likely not be pumping water into pools 1,2,3,3WI, P2WI, J3, J1-2, J4 this season due to pump station construction Management on East-Side Wetland Complex will be normal. 0-25 Blinds (Contingent upon localized rainfall and flooding) 0-1 ADA 4-8 (dry fall) 5-10 (wet fall)
Grand Pass Levee repairs along Pool 1 and Pool 2. Fair NA None Water elevations may start off higher than normal in pools due to continued spring/summer flooding from MO River.  Expect limited opportunity and hiding cover due to flooding. ADA blind may be closed due to flood damage 0 - 25
Eagle Bluffs 1 major levee break, both pumps down Fair NA None Flooding with only city water 2 ADA 8-12
Ted Shanks Levee break and scour repairs and replacing all old water control structures (18 left to do) Good Fair NA Potential restrictions for levee repair and planned construction. 4-8 plus 1 ADA 12-28
B.K. Leach Major flood damage Poor NA None Highly variable due to flood damage and ongoing repairs. 1 ADA Open hunting, self-check, no reservations
Marais Temps Clair Minor Poor NA None Already at full-pool due to flooding, will have morning drawing to start but may go to open hunting if few hunters participate. 1 ADA 6-9. Morning drawing, no reservations
Columbia Bottom Multiple river levee breeches.  Limited access Poor NA None Pool levels may be lower than normal due to flood impacts and flood siltation. Opportunities may be limited, will have morning drawing to start but may go to open hunting if few hunters participate. 1 ADA 5-10. Morning drawing, no reservations
Montrose None Poor NA NA Normal 13 (1 ADA) 2
Settle’s Ford None Good NA NA Normal 1 ADA Open hunting, self-check
Schell-Osage Major wetland renovation Poor Poor NA Minimal water to accommodate construction once flood water recedes 0 Open hunting, self-check, no reservations
Four Rivers Units 1 & 2 gate replacement; Unit 3 levee repair Poor NA Poor Draw pools – Normal in Units 1 & 2.  Open Units 3 and 4 –  full pool 1 ADA 20-24 plus open units
Duck Creek Main Entrance closed for structure replacement. Currently can enter at Pool 3 and Unit A. Should be completed prior to Duck Season. Good/ Excellent Good Poor Normal 24 (1 ADA) 22 positions + up to 50 ind. in Pool 8 + up to 25 ind. in Pool 7 (Wed, Sat & Sun)
Otter Slough None Excellent NA Poor Normal 12 (1 ADA) 17-20
Coon Island None Fair Good NA Normal 0 Open Hunting
Ten Mile Pond Minor Good NA Poor Normal 0 10-20
Little River None Good NA Fair Normal 0 7

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