Charco La Palma
Remains of Charco La Palma just before it dried up completely by the unscrupulous water extraction for inefficient watering of crops in the salty soil, Cyprinodon longidorsalis had it only habitat there, and became extinct. (24°4'0"N, 100°5'17"W). Photo by Andreas Tveteraas. (Jun-1991).

Ecoregion
Llanos El Salado

Drainage
Bajio Quelitos

Country
Nuevo León


Last updated on:
19-Aug-2016

Bajio Quelitos: Charco La Palma (24°4'0"N, 100°5'17"W).


Conservation: Charco La Palma dried up, with the consequential extirpation of Cyprinodon longidorsalis from its only habitat. The disappearance of the other times very large spring is a clear example of the unscrupulous and unsustainable exploration of water from the water table for inefficient watering of crops, done in front of the eyes of the uninterested community.

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