Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge Article

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Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Lauderdale, Tipton counties, Tennessee, United States
Nearest city Gilt Edge, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°35′00″N 89°52′00″W / 35.58333°N 89.86667°W / 35.58333; -89.86667
LOWER HATCHIE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:

35°35′00″N 89°52′00″W / 35.58333°N 89.86667°W / 35.58333; -89.86667
Area9,451 acres (38.25 km2)
Established1980
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, part of the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system, is a 9,451-acre (38.25 km2) area of wetlands associated with the confluence of the Hatchie River and the Forked Deer River in West Tennessee near the confluence of the Hatchie River with the Mississippi River. Located in parts of southwestern Lauderdale and northern Tipton counties, it is a rich environment for both aquatic life and waterfowl.

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 This article incorporates  public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.