An overarching priority of Gulf Coast Prairie LCC is improving hydrologic conditions, including water quality, quantity, and flow patterns. Changes to hydrology have damaged many prime habitats. The completion of the study Managing changes to hydrologic flow in the south-central United States is a milestone event for the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC. This was one of the two first studies launched with LCC funding. Its findings will help resource managers prepare for future population growth and climate change-associated flow alterations and will enable state and federal agencies to focus regulatory and management efforts on habitats most vulnerable to altered flow. They will be able to develop more effective management strategies to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife and better inform policy-makers on conservation needs.