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View from the blog-o-sphereHeavy rains impact wildlife, demonstrate value of wetlands

By Candice Davis – Southeast Missourian – May 15, 2014
While many wait expectantly for the rainy season to end, biologists know heavy rains such as this week’s weather in the bottomlands of southeast Missouri recharge wetlands by bringing new water into the system. Some conservation areas that tend to be affected by heavy rains in southeast Missouri include Ten Mile Pond, Swift Ditch Access, Seven Island CA, Donaldson Point, Wolf Bayou and Black Island. Specifically, two wetland pools in the Bradford Unit of Black Island Conservation Area (CA) are recharged as they store flood waters from the Mississippi River when it rises. For full blog post,
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