Elk City Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers 1000 teal in the area, but difficult to count due to water levels.
Water level Reservoir has been relatively stable this summer and has decent shoreline vegetation.  Reservoir flooded up 7 feet the weekend of September 10.  Water levels were lowered, but due to heavy rains the 2nd week of October, the reservoir is again flooding up.  
Hunting conditions Simmons Marsh underwent renovation work in August.  Work included repair of south levee bank erosion and borrow fill, tree removal in SW and NE corners and drainage ditch clean out.  Widgeon Marsh had beaver damage repairs on Cub Pool.   Most portions planted to millet have survived and will provide open water areas.  Some excellent smartweed responses. Heavy rains has filled most of the marshes.  Simmons Marsh will be kept a little below full pool to protect newly completed dirt work.
Expected hunting success Looking good for the opener depending upon how high the water levels reach in the reservoir.
Comments For updated waterfowl numbers and weather conditions call (620) 331-6820. Individuals utilizing the wildlife area need to be aware of the refuge boundaries. Maps can be obtained at the Fisheries & Wildlife office (below the dam) or at the State Park (on the lake side).