Monsoons Help Fill Catchments For Arizona Wildlife
Recent monsoon rains have been helpful in a lot of ways, including for the state’s wildlife.
There are around 3,000 catchments around Arizona that provide water for animals; some of them date to the 1940s, and all kinds of species use them — from bighorn sheep and deer to little lizards and snakes.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department says last year it had to put out nearly two and a half million gallons of water into those catchments to make up for the lack of rain.
To find out more about this, The Show spoke with Joe Currie; he’s the habitat planning program manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and is the primary manager of all the wildlife waters across the state.