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A dead carp in one of the dried up pools at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, in Great Bend, Kansas in this file photo taken August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle/Files

A dead carp in one of the dried up pools at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, in Great Bend, Kansas in this file photo taken August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle/Files

A dead carp in one of the dried up pools at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, in Great Bend, Kansas in this file photo taken August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle/Files
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A fishing sign is posted next to one of the dry pools at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Hudson, Kansas in this file photo taken August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle/Files

A fishing sign is posted next to one of the dry pools at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Hudson, Kansas in this file photo taken August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle/Files

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