Volunteers plant trees underwater to help fish survive drought

What they're doing might seem strange to most, but these volunteers are helping their local marine life survive.


The water level in the Elephant Butte reservoir is expected to decrease much more rapidly than last year. So volunteers are planting Goodding's Willow trees to help the fish survive the drought.

For three years, the volunteers have been planting Christmas trees to serve the same function, but the New Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation conservancy director says Goodding's Willow trees are even better.

To find out how planting trees underwater can help fish survive the drought, watch the video above.