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DNR to drain Collins marsh

Posted at 2 p.m. on May 29, 2019

The Brillion News

GREEN BAY – Wildlife biologists plan to drain the main water body in the Collins Marsh Wildlife Area this summer by opening the gates on the dam at Mud Creek.

The state Department of Natural Resources announced its plans on Monday, saying the draw down will improve wildlife habitat.

The draw down also will allow needed work on the existing berm and concrete portions of the dam as well as the gates used to manage water levels. The draw down is expected to temporarily affect hunting opportunities this fall, but also help to ensure quality hunting conditions for years to come.

The Collins Marsh Wildlife Area is a 4,200-acre property located about two miles south of Reedsville in Manitowoc County. It is managed by the Department of Natural Resources primarily for wetland wildlife refuge and reproduction.

A complete report on this story will appear in the May 30 print edition of The Brillion News.



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