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Peacocks Pocket Road Closure

I fished PP four or five months ago but recently did a spur of the moment trip (last week) and found out the road was closed. I drove all the way down to see what was being worked on. They ripped out all the vegetation along the impoundment levee (both the impoundment side and river side) and are grading the road along the entire impoundment. I'm not sure if that has to do with the avian influenza outbreak mentioned on there website but that was a fun area to fish. Taking out the vegetation kinda ruins that spot now. I get it if it's for the outbreak but if it isn't, I don't understand why they would do that?

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Per the MIWR site:
Peacocks Pocket Road will remain closed until work is completed on the Peacocks Pocket impoundment levee. Work is not anticipated to be complete before November 2022.

Avian Influenza Outbreak
The refuge is currently experiencing an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The disease primarily affects waterfowl, but may affect many other bird species. If you find dead or sick birds on the refuge, please do not handle them or attempt rescue. 
rise and shine, it's fishing time!

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  • jt904jt904 Central FloridaPosts: 149 Deckhand
    Interesting..
    176 Key West Stealth 


  • skankin pickleskankin pickle Posts: 69 Deckhand
    I hope they plan on planting some mangroves after ripping them all out. Should have snapped a couple pics of the work progress. To be closed until Nov is some serious work. I would think they would have tried to start the work earlier in the dry season so they wouldn't have to deal with summer storms...is what it is.  :'(
    rise and shine, it's fishing time!
  • MissedMissed O-townPosts: 592 Officer
    they waited til duck season ended to begin.  Rebuilding levy around PP. gonna be 2 in many areas.  And Levy will be reshaped in places.

    Levy was damaged a couple years ago during hurricane.  Hasn’t been useable since.

    stop in and ask refuge folks instead of guessing?  They are real nice.
  • skankin pickleskankin pickle Posts: 69 Deckhand
    Missed said:
    Levy was damaged a couple years ago during hurricane.  Hasn’t been useable since.

    stop in and ask refuge folks instead of guessing?  They are real nice.
    Yeah I saw a couple spots where the road was pretty much washed out. But yeah...guessing probably isn't the best mindset. 🤙
    rise and shine, it's fishing time!
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