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Historic dam latest line of defence against invasive Asian carp

THE NEXT LINE OF DEFENCE against keeping invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes will come at an 81-year-old lock and dam in Joliet, Illinois, 65 kilometres south of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Brandon Road dam, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2004, is being investigated by the U.S. Army … Continue reading

Separate Great Lakes from Mississippi River to contain Asian carp: study

A recent study led by the University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Forest Service confirmed that hydrologically separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River watershed would be 95 to 100 per cent effective at containing Asian carp. “Our study goes beyond just presenting barrier options by putting numbers to how effective various barriers … Continue reading

Congress considers hydrologic separation to contain Asian carp

A bill from Michigan Representative Candice S. Miller tabled Wednesday with Congress would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consult, plan and build a barrier to hydrologically separate the Mississippi and Great Lakes watersheds in one year following its passage. “I believe total separation is the only way to make sure that Asian … Continue reading

Canada must help U.S. pay to contain Asian carp

Canada has an obligation to help the United States pay for physically separating Lake Michigan and the entire Great Lakes basin from the Mississippi River watershed to contain the spread of Asian carp, though the cost may reach $18 billion or more. The latest report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Monday found … Continue reading

Understanding Asian Carp’s Threat

I’ve been following the recent growth in public interest about the threat posed by Asian carp to the Great Lakes, although interest in the issue remains largely confined to the Great Lake states, primarily Illinois. This is troubling for many reasons: namely, the issue is already national in scope in the United States, with continent-wide … Continue reading

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