Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to provide water for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter


Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e. waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. Capturing and retaining water on those areas provide access for waterfowl and wading birds and promote the establishment of aquatic invertebrate populations, thus providing protein-rich food sources. 

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