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Drought / Wetlands Wildlife #116790

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 15, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng to President Reagan about severity of drought reported; details given of declaration of Missouri and Ohio as disaster areas. Report introduced.

(Woodworth, North Dakota: Chris Bury) Effect of drought on wildlife inhabiting wetlands featured; scenes shown of drought-stricken wetlands. [US Fish and Wildlife Service Lloyd JONES - expresses concern about wildlife.] [MAN - says there are less birds on ponds.] Plight of mallard ducks detailed. [Wildlife biologist Gary KRAPU - comments.] Possible hunting restrictions noted. [US Fish and Wildlife Service Frank DUNKLE - talks about time it takes for wetlands to recover.] Effect of drought on fish explained. [University of Wisconsin Steve BORN - says problem is serious.]

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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