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Monsanto Mississippi River Partnership Project

Delta Wildlife’s Role

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Wetlands treatment areas like this one in Holmes County can be used to reduce nutrient runoff from adjacent farmland and provide significant waterfowl habitat during the winter months.

The Monsanto Mississippi River Partnership Project is designed to reduce nutrients and sediment from agricultural runoff throughout the Mississippi River Basin. The Nature Conservancy and Iowa Soybean Association have focused their efforts in several large watersheds in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Audubon has focused its efforts in urban areas. Delta Wildlife has led efforts in the Lower Mississippi River Basin, specifically, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta region.

Over the past three years, Delta Wildlife has worked with cooperating landowners and producers in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta to construct and distribute 1,000 water control structures for installation that will improve water quality and enhance migratory waterfowl habitat. Delta Wildlife staff recruited participants, identified and prioritized “on-the-ground” needs through site visits, and developed cooperative agreements outlining the responsibilities of all parties involved.

In all, 1,238 structures were requested. Of the 1,000 awarded, approximately 51,572 acres were impacted.  It is estimated that these structures are stopping approximately 9,203 tons/sediment/year, 10,080 lbs/P/year, and 20,160 lbs/N/year.

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