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Recent Rains Have Benefits for Bay Salinity Levels

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Recent rains have been welcomed in the Coastal Bend, and even though we need more rain water in the reservoirs, area bays are getting the run off rain water, where it's desperately needed.

"With higher salinities, we see lower productivity," said Larry Lloyd, a research specialist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Lloyd said the rain we've received is helping a bit to reduce the salinity levels in the bays. If the salinity levels get too high in the bay, it can cause younger fish and shrimp to die off.

He said what we really need is a lot more of this rain to fall in the northwest part of the state to feed the rivers, which then feed the reservoirs, like Choke Canyon and Lake Corpus Christi.