Water flow matters as much as volume

November 2012
California Farmer;Nov2012, Vol. 295 Issue 11, p34
The article discusses the impact of water flows on the endangered water species due heavy drawing of water from rivers for agricultural purposes. It provides information on the reduction in number of foothill yellow-legged frog that breeds exclusively in streams and rivers and also informs that its life strategy is to fit the seasonal pattern of river flows. According to scientists, the decline in the frog species is attributed mainly to the unnatural river flows below dams. INSET: Key Points.


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