Birds return to Redwood Shores lagoon hit by avian cholera outbreak

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (KGO) -- Birds are making a comeback at a man-made lagoon devastated by an avian cholera outbreak last year.

Waterfowl are back at the site near the wastewater facility on Radio Road in Redwood Shores. Last year's cholera outbreak killed more than 200 ducks.

Officials drained the lagoon and planned to keep it that way for a while, but December's heavy rain brought the birds back.

"We observed the birds were doing fine from a health standpoint and decided to go ahead an fill the lagoon, so the birds can have a place to come and nest this year again, and hopefully return to their normal status," Silicon Valley Clean Water Manager Dan Child said.

The lagoon originally was established as a means of dust control. It was filled with reclaimed water, and soon became a popular site for birds and bird watchers.
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