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Drought takes toll on wildlife




Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove Aug. 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows.
Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove Aug. 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows.
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Wildlife is also suffering from the effects of the drought.

Here in the West, three brutally dry years are making survival difficult for animals who depend on meadows, streams and wetlands.

Scientists say they're seeing signs of trouble in everything from ducks to salmon.

More on this from the California Report's Daniel Potter.