Phase II of Managed Marsh temporarily closed for assessment


IMPERIAL VALLEY – A section of the Managed Marsh Complex, located south of Niland, will be temporarily closed over the next few weeks so an assessment can be conducted to gauge the success of the habitat, according to a news release.

While Phase I will remain open, the section consisting of Phase II, which is located between the south side of McDonald Road and Schrimpf Road, will be closed intermittently between November 8 and 21; however, the section will remain open during the weekends.

Phase II will be closed November 9-10, 13-17 and 20-21. It will be open the weekends of November 11-12 and 18-19, reopening fully on November 22 in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Phase II was completed in 2014 and is part of the Managed Marsh Complex located adjacent to Highway 111, about two miles south of Niland. It is part of the mitigation measures Imperial Irrigation District is undertaking, in line with the Quantification Settlement Agreement, to provide habitat for wildlife.

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