Nevada Forced To Haul Thousands of Gallons of Water To Bighorn Sheep

Nevada Forced To Haul Thousands of Gallons of Water To Bighorn Sheep

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Nevada Forced To Haul Thousands of Gallons of Water To Bighorn Sheep

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife hauled 55,000 gallons of water to bighorn sheep in Southern Nevada by helicopter and truck due to the record drought plaguing the region.

The NDOW has designed reservoirs in various locations for bighorn sheep to drink from, but these reservoirs simply aren’t filling due to below-average rainfall.

NDOW estimates that conservation efforts like these reservoirs of drinking water has increased the bighorn sheep population from 2,500 sheep in 1967 to about 12,000 sheep today.

Reminder that the drought effect every living thing, not just humans.

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