Good news — as of this morning at 7:01 am, Tempe Town Lake is being refilled. Remember when one of the bladders burst earlier this summer? After watching the workers during countless runs around the lake over the last few months, they filled the final bladder this morning.
The mayor and his council thoroughly enjoyed the moment in the spotlight — ready to talk about how the city’s lake is the second most visited landmark in Arizona. Of course I couldn’t wait to ask about the fish. When would they be returned?
I was told — without a trace of humor — that the “utility fish and Israeli carp would be installed later this month.” Utility fish and Israeli carp? This sounds like a Simpson’s episode where a lake of fish wearing yarmulkes, Swiss army knives and cargo pants take over. Should make future swimming events a bit more interesting.