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Riverton Wildlife Area nearing full pool ahead of duck season

The main water pump at the Riverton Wildlife Management Area in Fremont County has been running since Sept. 11, after a mechanical issue caused the pump to shut down over the Labor Day Weekend.

The current water level in the main boat hunting area is less than two inches below full pool. The Iowa DNR will continue pumping water to create ideal wetland habitat before the early split of regular duck season opens in the south zone on Sept. 30.  

The DNR will work to correct the electrical issues causing the pump to periodically shut down once the pumping season is over.

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