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Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area

By Central Office September 12, 2018

Contact(s): Mead Wildlife Area DNR staff, 715 457-6771

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Low water levels may limit duck hunting opportunities at Mead Wildlife Area, located between Stevens Point and Marshfield.

Due to ongoing dike repairs, construction projects, unseasonably warm and dry conditions, and select compromised dike situations, water levels in several impoundments on Mead Wildlife Area will be limited for the 2018 waterfowl season. Until recently rainfall amounts in the area have been significantly below normal. Earlier rains to the south and north missed the region.

Several flowages are completely drawn down for construction projects (North Smokey Hill, Smokey Hill, and North Honey Island), Little Birch and Dragonfly flowages are drawn down for management purposes. All remaining flowages may be lower than usual if rainfall continues to be below normal.

Hunters are reminded to focus on scouting and always take water levels into consideration when planning waterfowl hunts this fall. For more information regarding water levels at Mead, contact 715-457-6771.

Last Revised: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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