56. Puckum Branch II


The Puckum Branch project involved the removal of a dam to create 6 acres of emergent/scrub-shrub wetland and the establishment of a fish passage.  This site is located in the Nanticoke River - Marshy Hope Creek (02-13-03-06) watershed of Dorchester County on Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land.


This project was constructed in Spring 2007 through the combined efforts of the Maryland Department of the Environment, DNR, Western Maryland Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.          


While it appears that the site has developed into a successful wetland, further evaluation should take place in 2009.  While this site is located on DNR-owned land, access may be restricted.  Click here to see an aerial photo and location information.      


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