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Biblical Drought Turns Texas Lake Blood-Red

By Brad Johnson  

"Biblical Drought Turns Texas Lake Blood-Red"


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Fueled by hundreds of billions of tons of greenhouse pollution, much of it produced from the oilfields of Texas, a drought and heat wave of biblical proportions is devastating the state. The drought “has left the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park in West Texas almost entirely dry. The water that is left is stagnant, full of dead fish — and a deep, opaque red.” The “bloody look” is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water. “It’s just heartbreaking,” Charles Cruz, a fish and wildlife technician with Texas Parks and Wildlife in San Angelo, told LiveScience.com.

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