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Berger Bend

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Size (acres):  474.39

River Mile:  91.7 to 92.5

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Franklin

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers between 1995 and 1998, under Water Resources Development Act 1986 authorization.

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:  Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas. A levee system is present on the site. The levee is not an established roadway for public access to the site. 

  • Do not drive on levee slopes or along or across the levee crown.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Berger Bend site is located along the Missouri River.  Most of the south parcel is forested with cottonwoods growing since the 1993 flood. The north parcel contains two scour lakes and a forested area along the river. Previous farm ground south of the levee is in various forbs and young trees.

Status:  Open to the public. Site/habitat is in operations and maintenance status.

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.

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

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