crop water


A warm spring that is used to irrigate farmland has found one more "crop" to raise. A ranch near the Nevada/Utah border has started raising cichlids in outdoor pools filled with water that eventually is sent to the fields. While most fish farms are located in warm weather areas, the water surfacing from a natural spring keeps the cichlids warm despite winter temperatures of -20 degrees. In an area of the country where water resources are very important and often disputed, a cichlid enthusiast has managed to farm cichlids without sacrificing water meant for crops.

For more information on this ingenious use of crop water, visit the Millard County Chronicle Progress website.