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Barriers Placed in San Marcos River to Protect Wild Rice

Protective floating barriers have been placed around a stand of endangered Texas wild rice in the San Marcos River.

A rice field near Bay City, Texas.

The San Marcos Daily Record reports that protective floating barriers have been placed around a stand of endangered Texas wild rice in the San Marcos River. State law requires that such protective measures be installed in compliance with the new Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan when the river flows fall below 120 cubic feet per second.

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