Fish Saved From Dried Up Resaca
POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:14pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:18pm
Rancho Viejo-This is Diane Garza's backyard. This resaca used to be filled with water. With the drought conditions now it's almost dried up.
"There are some deep pockets, the fish have survived in and everyday the water evaporates more, and these fish are so large that they are now struggling and dying."
Wednesday the Valley Mud District Number 2, which is a water utility company in Rancho Viejo is stepping up trying to save as many of these fish as they can.
They are catching them, loading them up, and they will be transferred to a resaca with plenty of water.
"There are certain species that exist no where else but this far South Texas and we are determined to work on conservation and this is an example on how the people around you can help."
"You can see how big some of these fish are right now they are about to be transferred over so they can save them."
The fish are kept in these large bins with water, the bigger ones stay on the boat in water and are quickly transferred to this cart.
The cart takes them to this resaca with plenty of water where they are released.
Garza who is a big nature lover glad to see them survive.
"It means to all of us here in the Valley."