Flickr Serendipity: Yes, it is a river trash collector!
I added this photo to Flickr after UPA back in June, with the title “What is this – a river trash collector?”. This week I got an answer.
natlaquarium added this comment, answering my question:
That’s exactly what it is! “The solar-powered Water Wheel Powered Trash Inceptor, installed in February, has been known to collect up to seven tons of trash after just one storm.”
From our recent blog entry: http://nationalaquarium.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/harbor-trash-wheel-makes-a-difference/
This is pretty cool on two counts: that this thing really does collect and remove trash from the river AND that Flickr got me an answer.