Irrigation for Fish Farming
We have been talking about irrgation in class the last couple of days and so I was surfing the net looking for a good irrigation topic. The irrigation we have discussed up to this point has had to do with irrigation for more traditional purposes such as growing plant crops. I came across this site that talks about irrigation in Idaho for trout farming, click on trout. Water is diverted into rivers and streams into man made canals and ponds just like other crop irrigation so that they water can be monitered for temperature and purity. 58 degrees farenheit is the ideal temperature for trout. The trout are raised for conservering their numbers in the wild, sport fishing, and are also sold to grocery stores. This link talks some more about trout farming in Idaho which is number one in the country in trout production. I guess not all irrigation water taken out of the rivers and streams hurts fish. In this case it helps them in conserving and managing their numbers, even if it's not in a natural way.