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General Information

Description - Morgan Brake is situated along the ecotone of the Mississippi alluvial plain and loessal hills in the biologically and culturally unique Delta region of Mississippi. A large moist soil management and cooperative farming program attracts in excess of 50,000 ducks annually--as many as 150,000 historically. Diverse habitats include bottomland and upland hardwoods, cypress sloughs, reforested areas, croplands, and abandoned catfish ponds.

Attractions - Morgan Brake NWR covers almost 7,400 acres of bottomland hardwoods, reforested areas, moist-soil units, wetlands and agricultural areas. Management objectives are primarily for waterfowl and neotropical migrants.

Former aquaculture ponds have been converted to moist-soil units. Some which had old willow infestations are being used as a rookery by thousands of wading birds.

Recreation - Activities available to the public include hunting and wildlife observation. Hunting seasons are allowed for most native game species, the most popular being the white-tail deer.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - Morgan Brake is located three miles north of Tchula, MS on US 49 E.


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Contact Information:
Morgan Brake NWR, 4349 Christmas Place , Lexington, MS, 39095, Phone: 601-235-4989
, r4rw_ms.yzo@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Delta Region - The Delta Region covers the northwest and west-central portions of Mississippi, bordering the Mississippi River on its western edge. It includes cities such as Greenville, Tunica and Clarksdale.
Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges - Twelve National Wildlife Refuges are scattered throughout Mississippi. The refuges normally offer few developed recreation facilities but often offer excellent opportunities for observing wildlife and enjoying nature.

Links:
Morgan Brake NWR - Official agency website

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