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RE: NANFA-- Arkansas River sponges

Luke McClurg said:
>   In this months edition of "Kansas Wildlife and Parks" magazine, it
> reports of a man who has discovered freshwater sponges in a small city
> drainage creek of the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas.  These 
> sponges require 'pristine' water conditions to grow.  Evidently, at 
> least some of the efforts to clean up part of the Arkansas river in 
> Kansas are paying off.  

That's very interesting and the kind of post I love reading.  Luke, how
healthy is the fish population of that river?  Do you know of any
"pristine" water species which are rebounding or thriving?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA, USA