Californians this year have been suffering from the effects of one of the worst droughts in history. The resultant reduction in fresh water supplies will adversely impact agricultural, commercial, and residential interests. In addition, it may make efforts to protect endangered and threatened species of wildlife even more difficult as competing interests strive to secure scarce water supplies for themselves.
Here is a list of five species of California fish that are endangered and/or threatened under either California or federal laws. Some were historically very prevalent here in the San Joaquin Valley as well as other areas of the state. Some now may face added threats as a result of the drought and another has already been classified as no longer being present in California.
For more information: Endangered & Threatened Animals in California
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