Oregon Field Guide

Lake Abert Dries Up

Clip: Season 24 Episode 2404 | 15m 59s

Oregon's third largest lake, Lake Abert dried up in 2014 for the first time since the 1930s. 3 million migrating shorebirds depend on it for food. Drought has hit that region of the state but some people wonder whether human use of Abert's only water source made things worse. Under Oregon law, Lake Abert has no legal right to any water at all.

Aired: 03/18/15

Rating: TV-G

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