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How the California Drought Is Hurting Wildlife

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on June 01, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Originally published in Time on June 1, by Justin Worland.

It's not just people who are struggling to cope with the state's record drought

The California drought has left the state scrambling to provide water for its nearly 40 million residents and its very thirsty agricultural sector. But humans aren’t the only ones struggling. The historic dry spell is reshaping the habitats of much of the state’s wildlife, forcing animals to search much further for water and leaving some vulnerable to death.

“Animals are going to have to get by with less and adapt,” said Jason Holley, supervising wildlife biologist at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Those animals that can’t adapt aren’t going to survive.”

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