I got a used 3 point levee plow a few weeks ago. I was wanting to build up levees on some flat land and flood it for duck habitat. My question is would it be worthwhile now, or is it too late? I mainly want to just provide more water for them at this point and possibly hunt in January.
The land is flat and runs along side a creek/bottom area of our place. This is an older photo but I would flood areas to the left and right of this creek
Here's an aerial view. The blue portions show where I would pump water and flood. Red dot is where I am standing in taking the above photo. I would pump 8-12 inches of water into those areas once enclosed via levees
The area naturally has some wood ducks among other species. With good winter rains the bottom gets pretty wet and can hold ducks in pockets. I am just thinking of more water = more ducks, and a wider area for them compared to the narrow creek.
Is this a dumb idea or worth a shot? I was planning on starting Thursday. Water supply shouldn't be an issue. I have the creek and several stock tanks in the area I can run hose from
Here's a final pic showing the length of the bottom. It runs another 500 yards behind this photo as well until hitting woods