March 11, 1967 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Moapa dace as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
May 16, 1996 – The Service published its Recovery Plan for the Rare Aquatic Species of the Muddy River Ecosystem, which focused largely on the Moapa dace.
April 22, 2010 – The Center submitted 130 protests of water-rights applications filed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Lincoln County Water District, and the Virgin River Water District that posed a threat to numerous rare and sensitive species in Nevada, including the Moapa dace.
Summer 2010 – A fire almost completely destroyed the Warm Springs Oasis on the Muddy River, delivering what many believed could be a mortal blow to the fish’s last remaining population.
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