Despite Rain, Drought Continues for Waterfowl

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By: Brigid McCormack

Five million waterbirds rely on habitats along the Pacific Flyway in California that are increasingly threatened by insufficient water allocations to wildlife refuges. Even in a rainy year, these wetlands don’t have enough water

Finding habitat in California’s Central Valley wasn’t a problem for migratory ducks and geese 150 years ago. There weren’t wildlife refuges – but they didn’t need any. The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers created a vast green floodplain that hosted up to 40 million birds.

Read more here: Water Deeply, January 22nd, 2016

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