With the drought receding, at least temporarily, some scientists have turned their focus to the state's rivers and creeks, where mussels have been disappearing. Dave Fehling of KUHF News reports for StateImpact Texas on the future of the organism that some consider a biological indicator of the health of the state's water system. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

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