Vegetative Changes through Alternative Water Sources
In the study area, wildlife have become dependent on man-made livestock water sources for water and habitat. Because of livestock impact on the shorelines, wildlife habitat may be decreasing from a reduction in riparian vegetation, and animal impact may be increasing total dissolved solids in the water. Because of these problems, this project proposes to put livestock watering tanks next to reservoirs and pits to test if, given a choice, livestock will drink out of the tank instead of the reservoir. The result will be increasing water quality, riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat.