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August 15, 2012 - Drought Affects Wildlife Area

Drought Affects Wildlife Area Before
Landsat 5
June 18, 2010
Drought Affects Wildlife Area After
Landsat 7
July 17, 2012
Drought Affects Wildlife Area Before
Drought Affects Wildlife Area After
June 18, 2010 July 17, 2012
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Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Wetlands Area in central Kansas provides a stopover point for millions of migrating shorebirds, ducks, and geese every fall. The largest interior marsh in the United States, the water levels at Cheyenne Bottoms have dwindled and disappeared due to the second summer of severe drought that's affecting a large percentage of the United States. The Landsat images above show the thousands of acres of shallow water that make up the wetland area in June 2010 and the dry conditions this past July.