In order to give the most up-to-date information prior to the September 22 duck opener, habitat conditions will not be collected and posted until the second week of September. Until then the condition report contains a brief update of conditions controlling water levels on some of the major pumped and river flow managed waterfowl areas.
Wetland Habitat Conditions 2012
Drought Effects on Wetlands
The drought of 2012 is impacting water levels in wetlands across the state. It is important to note that periodic drought is important to wetland health.
Drought is a good thing for wetlands.pdf
Important Note: In 2008, the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Bureau realigned its wildlife management unit boundaries to improve efficiency and adjust land-management workloads. Most of the new wildlife management units were also given new names. Please refer to the revised Wildlife Management Unit map to determine the Wildlife Unit responsible for the area or areas for which you want information.
Revised Wildlife Management Unit Map: