WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Last summer the water level at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette was the lowest it had been in 90 years. The drought took a toll on plant and animal life.
Now, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation manager Dan Dunten said everything seems to be back to normal.
"The water has come back. We had a nice wet winter and of course the snow we have right now is adding to the water level," Dunten said. "I see the wetlands is right back where it should be."
Some things weren't able to recover as fast as the water level.
"We did lose some of the fish, frogs and turtles because of the dry summer, but we do have pockets of wet areas out there where it's pretty deep so a lot of the animals were able to survive in those areas," Dunten said.
Dunten said some species of birds left the Celery Bog last summer because there weren't enough fish to eat. He said it may take a few years until the amount of wildlife at the Celery Bog is back to normal, but it's off to a good start this spring.
"The Celery Bog will return," Dunten said. "I see a lot of the wildlife coming back and looking forward to a really great summer."
A summer Dunten said he hopes isn't dry like last year.
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