Researchers are keeping a close eye on bats in the valley because the drought could be hurting the population. Less water means there are less bugs for bats to feed on. Local experts say it's lead to an unusual number of downed bats. Many of them found starving, thirsty and weak. At this point, it's hard to say how big the problem is but if there is major decline in numbers, it could affect valley agriculture. Bats provide natural protection for crops by feeding on bugs. A break in that cycle could lead to an increase of pesticide use.
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