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Moapa Dace Makes A Comeback

AIR DATE: October 4, 2012

As recently as 2008 the tiny Moapa Dace, a fish native to Southern Nevada, was on the brink of extinction. But, through efforts to improve habitat and eliminate non-native predators, the fish is making a strong comeback. We'll talk with the manager of the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge about why the little fish is doing well now and what it will take to ensure it survives in the future.
Amy LaVoie, Refuge Manager, Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge


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    While I am pleased that the dace have shown a significant improvement in numbers over the past few years, it should be noted that there were the same or more dace in 2005, 2007 and other previous years as there were this August. It is far too soon to say the treatments have had a positive impact on the population, or that there is a trend in improved population numbers. All the habitat improvements will not save the dace if the spring flow quantity, temperature and chemistry is altered and there is a very strong probability that groundwater developments in the White River Carbonate flow system will do just that - leave the dace high, dry and dead! (I will be out of town when this airs or I would have called in live).
    Rob MrowkaOct 1, 2012 16:25:45 PM
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