Springwater National Wildlife Refuge

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Springwater National Wildlife Refuge

North Dakota

(701) 387-4397

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Overview

Springwater NWR is one of six easement refuges administered by Long Lake NWR Complex. It consists of an earthen/rubble dam and an eight acre impoundment on Clear Creek. Refuge easement rights are for flooding, but no hunting or unauthorized entry is allowed. The dam was intentionally breached by the Refuge Staff in 1986 after continued complaints from the downstream landowner that the discharge from the spillway was eroding his pastureland. The upstream landowner however, liked the dam. The breach was closed and repairs were made to the emergency spillway in 1987. Since Spingwater NWR is a poor production/migrating area for waterfowl, the structure has not been repaired to date.

Map of SPRINGWATER NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 46.299034, -100.128365

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Driving

U.S. Highway 83 South and State Highway 13 East

Phone Numbers

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(701) 387-4397