Hillsdale Waterfowl Report
|Waterfowl Numbers||Waterfowl use increased significantly over the past two weeks. Thousands of ducks observed using the wildlife area. Species identified during our most recent waterfowl survey (11/20/14) included mallard, gadwall, northern shoveler, bufflehead, common goldeneye, common merganser, hooded merganser, American coot, light geese, and Canada geese.|
Antioch Wetland - Over half full. Greater than 40 acre-feet pumped.
Browns Wetland, Upper Unit - Approximately half full with plenty of millet and smartweed inundated. Pumped >30 acre-feet into the unit.
Browns Wetland, Lower Unit - Sufficient for hunting.
Youth-Mentor Wetland - Low. We will be unable to pump this unit this year; however, rainfall has maintained a pool that may hold some waterfowl.
Hillsdale Lake - Normal elevation (See Army Corps Daily Report). Plenty of aquatic vegetation inundated particularly near the Waterfowl Refuge.
|Comments||**Wetlands have frozen over due to the recent cold-snap; however, with warming temperatures this weekend they likely will reopen.**|