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Monday, August 23, 2021

The megadrought is threatening wildlife, and state agencies are pouring in resources to keep important species alive -- in some cases, by flying water in helicopters to remote, artificial watering holes where bears, sheep, and other thirsty animals seek relief.

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It's good to know there are people who care enough to do this for 'the least of these.'

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-08-24 01:04 AM | Reply

The first thing I do when I think of drought induced climate change is fire up the Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine in my helicopter to fly water around.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-24 10:52 AM | Reply

Juggle that around, climate change induced drought =P

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-24 10:53 AM | Reply

It appears some more drastic changes are coming for the Southwest.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-24 11:14 AM | Reply

The first thing I do when I think of drought induced climate change is fire up the Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine in my helicopter to fly water around.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Preventing needless suffering by providing an immediate, life saving need?

That's what good people do for those who can't help themselves - humans and animal alike.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-08-24 11:36 AM | Reply

Saving the world, one turbine helicopter platform at a time.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-24 11:51 AM | Reply

Sitzkreig aside, my wife and I spend 5 months as volunteers living on a 1000 square mile wildlife refuge north of Yuma AZ for US Fish & Wildlife Service. Heading back for year 8 on November 1st. A big part of what we do most years is hiking out to check water levels on up to 200 water holes scattered over that 1000 sq. miles. Some are up to 8 miles round trip, with a 2 to 3 hour drive one way to get to the start and it's all bushwhacking and ball breaking-no trails. Last year for the first time we assisted with a water drop to a water hole 40' up on a cliff, through 3/4's of a mile of fire hose and a forest fire pumper truck 3/4's of a mile away. There were 12 of us on that project, to haul hose and lay it out to move 8000 gal.s of water & take it all down again. They are now hauling water 2 & 3 days a week since a year ago March and take this as the primary mission these days. Deer, Big Horn Sheep and Sonoran Pronghorn are dying, from starvation from lack of feed (due to lack of rain) and lack of water of for drinking. We remove carcasses from the water hole areas regularly-it's really sad. These folks are some of the smartest and dedicated people we've ever been around-they are awesome. As I said, Sitzkreig aside. We meet nitwits like him all winter long out there.

#7 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-08-24 05:48 PM | Reply

Heck of a carbon footprint you've got there.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-24 07:03 PM | Reply

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