SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/1Kc4fwc) the river went through years of restoration and became a source of civic pride after it welcomed back trout, salmon, beavers and other wildlife.READ MORE: 2 Students Arrested in Separate Santa Rosa School Threats, 1 With Loaded Gun
But the relentless drought has turned large sections of the Guadalupe into miles of cracked, arid gray riverbed.
Fish and other wildlife that made the waterway their home are missing or dead.READ MORE: Man Found Dead In San Jose Home Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Ruled As Homicide
The Guadalupe is in worse shape than many California rivers, but it is hardly alone.
The state’s rivers and creeks are withering and in some cases disappearing entirely after four years of historically dry weather.MORE NEWS: Third Prison Employee Charged With Sexually Abusing Female Inmate At Dublin Facility
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