White Amur fish used for vegetation control in Arizona canal system (17/28)

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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. In this image, two workers inside the canal stretch wire fence used to create a physical barrier for fish, so they can be corralled and gather for transport to another section of the canal. One of these vegetarian fish is seen in this image swimming in the shallow waters of the canal. Fish mere eventually gathered and captured for transport to another section of the canal. 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. In this image, two workers inside the canal stretch wire fence used to create a physical barrier for fish, so they can be corralled and gather for transport to another section of the...
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