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Baltimore Bend

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Size (acres):  157.16

River Mile:  301.4 to 302.3

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Lafayette

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2007, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements. The area is currently managed by the USFWS as part of their Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Site Access:  Public access has been identified on both the bluff and in the bottoms.

  • Do not block farm roads, drive on or across levees, or illegally cross private property to access the site. 

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Baltimore Bend, located along the Missouri River, contains a variety of features such as upland and riparian timber, wetlands and croplands. Areas that were in agricultural production will be restored to native floodplain vegetation.

Status:  Open to the public. No Cultivation at this time. Habitat Restoration is taking place.

Site Use:  Part of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Site-use Regulations:  
  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations:  USFWS area regulations apply.

For More Information

Contact Information: 

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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