Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Source: AgriLife Today
If you think it’s dry, try being a fish during the drought, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.
“You know it’s dry when your fish have ticks,” joked Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist.
Jokes aside, it’s a serious matter as water levels drop for the owners of the more than a million private water impoundments in Texas, Higginbotham said. Channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass must survive both a shrinking habitat and dropping water-oxygen levels.