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Memphis Lake WMA wetland restoration project completed

LINCOLN, Neb. – A project to restore the wetland at Memphis Lake Wildlife Management Area back to a fully functional marsh was completed in June. Over the years, modifications to the 90-acre wetland and uncontrolled vegetation allowed site conditions to deteriorate, reducing its value for migratory waterfowl and other aquatic wildlife. Drawdown of the lake and wetland began in August 2018. A contractor removed all trees and shrubs from the project site in January. Work was delayed twice earlier this …

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Memphis Lake to be drawn down to facilitate wetland restoration

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Memphis Lake in Saunders County will be drawn down 2 feet beginning Aug. 15 to facilitate a wetland restoration project. Construction will begin this fall on the Memphis Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) project, which is expected to improve wildlife habitat, increase wetland management capabilities, and improve hunter access. The project should benefit many species that use the wetland, including waterfowl and shorebirds. The project will include installation of a water-control structure, which will allow the wetland …

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