Photo Friday: Working Underwater

Salinas Weir install jack hammer

Working in water is a given when it comes to studying fish, but it can also present some challenges for installing equipment. Today’s Photo Friday features shots of our technicians installing a fish-counting weir on the Salinas River, an already difficult job that was complicated by wading through armpit-deep water. That didn’t stop our crew from wielding a jackhammer to anchor the weir to the riverbed – although, as these pictures illustrate, it definitely required a team effort! The top photo won our staff Photo of the Month award for its unique angle on a tough task.

Salinas Weir install deep water