Skip to comments.Texas drought could threaten endangered species (readying plans to evacuate fish,amphibians)
Posted on 08/30/2011 5:51:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Federal officials are readying plans to evacuate a small number of endangered species in Texas as a severe drought lowers water levels and threatens the survival of rare wildlife in the state's huge ecosystem.
Months with almost no rain have caused water levels to drop by half or more in many rivers, lakes and other bodies of water, including springs in the central Texas Hill Country that are the only remaining habitat for populations of small fish, amphibians and other creatures. If the water continues to drop sharply, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are preparing to net up large samples from the springs to take to a hatchery for preservation.
Such evacuations have been rare in the past, with one ordered in 2000 to rescue several species of mussels in Georgia. ..
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Is this the very first time EVER that Texas has had a drought? How did these poor little critters survive on their own before?
Sheesh, the nation is thoroughly busted broke like never before and they still find ways to waste our money.
Nah, they are moving in with the humans.
Where are they going to move them? To the Ritz?
This has motivated me tonight. I am going to do my rain dance naked in my living room.
Please hope that I don’t trip over anything.
God put them there for a reason and God may be removing them for a reason.
Don’t play God. It never works.
Possum Kingdom is burning. about 4,000 ac so far, I think.
That would make an excellent "Best of Youtube" entry. :)
You might just keep your clothes on, though - a tropical system could be forming up in the Gulf and moving over Texas in the next week or so, and it'll bring a healthy amount of rain if it happens.
Remember the Yellowstone fire. everyone was saying Reagan was the scum of the earth because he didn’t order massive action.
Turns out Yellowstone came back stronger and even more beautiful.
It is called nature. The ones that survive will be the strongest and healthiest. They will start new generations that will have that DNA. Weak will die. Sad but true.
Where they takin ya lil buddy ?
It looks bad. Watching it on 21. I just got through watering down my decks even though we are over 30 miles away. It’s scary, especially when the wind is blowing.
Probably bring in FEMA trailers for them, that should go to the Northeast storm victems who lost the use of their homes.
Exsctly, this isn’t the first drought Tx has had, and it will not be the last.
Nature is taking care of things the way it has from the beginning.
I mean Palo Pinto...duh
Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.
They say it’s nice!
Good luck. Fires like this are very scary.
It’s Palo Pinto county. Possum Kingdom Lake. Right?
Let evolution take its course. These species need to get smarter. The mockingbirds have learned to stand under vehicles and drink the A/C drip.
I guess the next step after not believing in God is believing you ARE God.
>> Texas .. home to 86 endangered and threatened species.
3) Pecan growers
5) Sheep herders
OK I give up, what are the other eighty?