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This is why it's vital to map rivers and streams that sometimes run dry

Non-perennial rivers and streams are very valuable ecosystems as they are home to many distinct species that are adapted to cycles of water presence and absence. Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Katherine Gombay

Senior Communications Officer, McGill University

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