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September 3, 2014 6:02 PM

Viewpoints: Migratory water birds, refuges need consideration in drought

As we endure the third year of a severe drought, California is confronting serious threats to many animal species and critical habitats. And like the proverbial canaries in the coal mine, California’s birds provide us with a clear warning about the need to plan wisely for drought’s impact on people, agriculture, wildlife and recreation.

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