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Mississippi River, Pool 19

Mississippi River IBA

Lee County  

Directions:  On the Iowa side, access is available at Keokuk, River Road between Keokuk and Montrose, and along U.S. Highway 61 between Montrose and Ft. Madison.

Description:  Pool 19, formed by Lock and Dam 19 on the Mississippi River at Keokuk, in noted for one of the nation's most significant spring and fall migration stop-overs of Canvasback and Lesser Scaup - total numbers may reach 100,000 during peak concentrations. There are also major concentrations of other species, including dabbling ducks, other divers, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, and Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. There is also a winter concentration of Bald Eagles on the open water below the dam at Keokuk - peak numbers can approach 400.

Criteria for this site
Significant species concentrations


Habitats found in this site
Wetland


Ownership
Private
Municipal
County
Federal
Non-governmental conservation agency; i.e., The Nature Conservancy, Natural Heritage Foundation








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