Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stocking the Canal

 

This is another siting I made on my long walk last Saturday.  Part of the trail I take is next to one of our many irrigation canals.  At one point, I saw this truck struggling to make a tight turn on to the the canal bank. The truck was from Salt River Project, the utilities company that supervises the canal system.  On the back of the container on the truck I saw the word water and then under it "live fish".  That's when I realized that they were going to dump a tank of water and fish into the canal.  I've seen people fishing on the canal many times but I never thought much about how the fish got there.  Now I know.  

6 comments:

Andy said...

There are times when we must help nature. Most likely the fish have been transported a hatchery.

RedPat said...

I wouldn't have thought about it either.

bill burke said...

That's nice that you captured this, it's an interesting process. I saw a pond being stocked one time and they got all the small fish out the container through a hose.

Amy said...

Yep I wouldn't have thought about it either.

Steve Reed said...

Those fish must wonder what the heck is going on!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope they give them time to grow and breed a bit Sharon 😉 I'm guessing fishing is restricted to certain periods.