White Amur fish used for vegetation control in Arizona canal system (24/28)

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Scottsdale, Arizona (January 12, 2013) - As part of a seven-year plan to dry up all portions of its 131-mile canal system, Salt River Project (SRP), relocated the White Amur fish they used as an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to herbicides and heavy machinery for vegetation control. White Amur fish are temporarily trapped in a net being lifted by a crane truck to be transferred to another portion of the 131-mile SRP's system where water still flows. Fish are used by SRP to gobble weeds from the canal bottoms. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2013
Scottsdale, Arizona (January 12, 2013) - As part of a seven-year plan to dry up all portions of its 131-mile canal system, Salt River Project (SRP), relocated the White Amur fish they used as an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to herbicides and heavy machinery for vegetation control. White Amur fish are temporarily trapped in a net being lifted by a crane truck to be transferred to another portion of the 131-mile SRP's system where water still flows. Fish are used by...
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