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Cheynne Bottoms Nearly Full

cheyenne bottoms birdFROM THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF KANSAS:

Over the past ten days the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve has gone from bone dry to plumb full with nearly nine inches of rain.

We are always amazed at how dynamic Cheyenne Bottoms can be, going from a dry grassland environment to a wetland almost overnight.

Water birds that we haven’t seen for a very long time are now common.

Cheynne Bottoms, located in Barton County, is the largest interior marsh in the United States.  More than half of all shorebirds that migrate east of the Rockies pass through this 40,000-acre lowland.

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