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California faces one of the most severe droughts on record. The drought has prompted people to rescue fish, snitch on water-hogging neighbors, and soul-search their own water use.
Overall, the state is fairly arid, but its environment is quite complex. What many people may not realize is that when the water ceases to flow, in many streams that’s normal and life goes on for species unknown—or known yet unseen—by the casual observer.
In this short video, follow intermittent stream researcher Michael Bogan in the field.