During the fall of 2021 a new water retention pond was created on the Bombay Hook NWR. Located in the northeast corner of the refuge, it sits back off the east side of north bound Route 9. The retention pond was made possible by a US Fish & Wildlife Grant and matching funds from Ducks Unlimited.
Once pond vegetation is established and seasonal rains are collected, the retention pond will begin to provide a fresh water habitat opportunity for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. An auto pull-off is planned for the near future along the shoulder of Route 9, to provide a safe wildlife viewing area.