A drenched desert: slideshow from a wet and messy week

Well this has been some kind of wet and sloppy week, right?

Tempe Town Lake has reopened once again, and at most desert impoundments, rivers and creeks statewide, run-off and high flows shook our desert fisheries into a sliding chocolate milkshake.

This slideshow begins with a kayaker at Phon D. Sutton on the Lower Salt River, heads to Stewart Mountain Dam, and ends with sights from Tempe Town Lake.

CREDIT: George Andrejko/AZGFD


Fishing will only pick up from here, folks. Grab your gear, a license online, 24/7┬áif you need one, and “Fish AZ.”

How was your wet and messy week? Catch any fish? Chat us up in the comments below.