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Plan to End Threat of Asian carp to Lake Erie

After four long years of study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a comprehensive plan to ease the dire threat to our Great Lakes region posed by a supersized enemy fish.

That aquatic terrorist is better known as the invasive Asian carp, which can weigh up to 100 pounds and leap up to 10 feet into the air. It’s aptly labeled an “injurious species” by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

They’ve seriously injured legions of boaters and fishermen, they’ve pillaged the natural food chain of critical aquatic life, and they’ve threatened to destroy the viability of the lake’s $7 billion fishing industry and $15 billion boating industry, let alone the purity of drinking water for 35 million Americans.

The Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative call the carp the greatest damaging invasive species that has entered the Great Lakes in the last 100 years.

After four long years of study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a comprehensive plan to ease the dire threat to our Great Lakes region posed by a supersized enemy fish. The Corps proposes installing a massive network of electrical fences, noise generators and water jets at a dam near Chicago to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
 


 
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