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East Cove National Wildlife Refuge

East Cove National Wildlife Refuge is located south of Lake Charles, Louisiana along the southeast shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish. It is accessible only by boat.

East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of East Cove National Wildlife Refuge
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LocationCameron Parish, Louisiana
Nearest cityLake Charles, Louisiana
Coordinates29°50′51″N 93°14′00″W / 29.84750°N 93.23333°W / 29.84750; -93.23333Coordinates: 29°50′51″N 93°14′00″W / 29.84750°N 93.23333°W / 29.84750; -93.23333
Area14,927 acres (60.41 km2)
Established1937
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteEast Cove National Wildlife Refuge

It is managed by the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge office as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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Wildlife and habitatEdit

The habitat is an estuarine marsh in the heart of the Cameron Creole Watershed.

Nineteen miles of lake shore levee and five water control structures are used to control water and salinity levels in this wetland.

Abundant fishery resources such as fish, shrimp, and crabs as well as migratory birds and alligators are found in the area.

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ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [1] [2]".

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