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Extreme Drought Journey

March 14, 2014 in Current News

With the current drought conditions the wildlife in the local rivers are stressed due to lack of water. They try their best to cope with the situation waiting for the water to return. During the recent rains, instead of naturally dissipating into the ground, an unnatural amount of runoff water is directed to the rivers via the man made gutters and drainage systems. These systems are intended to keep the streets from flash flooding during large storms. And these systems work well for humans……

But, the wildlife is mislead into following the large flash flows and they begin to migrate towards the quickly diminishing source where they eventually get trapped. What seems like a refuge soon becomes a deathtrap. This video shows some of the effects of flash runoff on wildlife in our local rivers.

Video by: Roger Castillo

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