Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge

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Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Sargent County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Cayuga, North Dakota
Coordinates 46°00′15″N 97°23′06″W / 46.00412°N 97.38509°W / 46.00412; -97.38509Coordinates: 46°00′15″N 97°23′06″W / 46.00412°N 97.38509°W / 46.00412; -97.38509[1]
Area 8,363 acres (33.84 km2)
Established 1945
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/tewaukon/

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern North Dakota along the western edge of the northern tallgrass prairie, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Cayuga, in Sargent County. The Wild Rice River flows through the Refuge and then into Lake Tewaukon. Established in 1945, the 8,363-acre (33.84 km2) Refuge is located in the Prairie Pothole Region, one of the most biologically productive areas on earth.

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