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Drought In California Takes A Toll On Wildlife

The giant garter snake is listed as a threatened species at the state and federal levels. It depends on water both to find meals and avoid becoming one. (Eric C. Hansen/CA Department of Fish and Wildlife)
The giant garter snake is listed as a threatened species at the state and federal levels. It depends on water both to find meals and avoid becoming one. (Eric C. Hansen/CA Department of Fish and Wildlife)

As Californians look to the sky, fingers crossed for a wet winter, three brutally dry years have already created millions of victims: the animals that depend on meadows, streams and wetlands for survival. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Daniel Potter of KQED reports on the toll that the drought is taking on California’s wildlife.

Guest

  • Daniel Potter, reporter for KQED. He tweets @hellodanpo.

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