Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 31, 2021

The West’s megadrought is so bad, authorities are airlifting water for animals

Vox writes about  the drought on the Colorado River and the impact on animals

The 20-plus-year drought in the American West hit a new extreme this week as the US government declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time in history.

The megadrought is threatening wildlife, and state agencies are pouring in resources to keep important species alive — in some cases, by flying water in helicopters to remote, artificial watering holes where bears, sheep, and other thirsty animals seek relief.

Read story at  The Colorado River faces an extreme drought. What does that mean for animals? – Vox

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