Saturday, 24 June 2017

When the Rivers Run Dry?


The WWF has apparently warned that a quarter of England's rivers are now at serious risk of running dry at some points in the year (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/24/quarter-england-rivers-risk-running-dry-finds-wwf). The effects on river life such as aquatic plants, insects and fish are obvious but such events would also be serious for Water voles, otters and birds (like the Dipper Cinclus cinclus shown above). 

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