This Parisian canal was dried for the first time in 15 years. What was found at the bottom shocks and saddens

Have you ever wondered what aggregates at the bottom of a canal over the years? On January 4th, 2016 year, for the first time since 2001, the process of drying Paris’s Canal Saint Martin had begun. It lasted for three months, and what was found at the bottom is sad and forces us to have a moment of reflection.

Below a short, although shocking photo report.

This is how the channel looked like every day.

To start the drying process, the dam was opened.

Then the fish were taken out and transported to a safe place.


If you are curious about what met the eyes of the volunteers who drained all the water, have a look at the next page.