White Amur fish used for vegetation control in Arizona canal system (12/28)

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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. Workers stretching wire fence inside the canal to create a physical barrier for fish are seen in the background. According to their organizers, Canal Convergence is a series of free events presented by Scottsdale Public Art and SRP to engage community members to learn abour the Valley's unique canal system by merging art and conservation education. 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. Workers stretching wire fence inside the canal to create a physical barrier for fish are seen in the background. According to their organizers, Canal Convergence is a series of free events...
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