ENVIRONMENT
09/26/2014 06:45 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2014

In The California Drought, These Animals Are The Silent Sufferers

With no end in sight and hopes pinned on a wet winter, the California drought has left an entire community dependent on bottled water provisions, threatened farmers’ livelihoods and prompted a $7.5 billion water bond measure.

Amid those challenges, it’s easy to forget that the drought is not just a human issue. While our homes still stand, thousands of these other native Californians’ homes have evaporated, burned to the ground and heated up beyond habitation -- painting a grim preview of ecosystems suffering extreme damage if the drought continues. Here are some of the animals most threatened by those dry conditions.

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In The California Drought, Animals Are The Silent Sufferers
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