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updated 7:16 PM UTC, Sep 22, 2017

New Plan Unveiled To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great Lakes

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend 275-million dollars on new technology to try and keep the invasive Asian Carp out of Lake Michigan.

Strong water jets and underwater noise devices are among the things planned at the Brandon Road lock and dam near Joliet, Illinois on the Des Plaines (dess plains') River. The plan was announced Monday after several months of delays by the Trump administration. The National Wildlife Federation says the plan appears to be a good one, saying a combination of options could reduce the chances of the bloated carp getting into the Great Lakes -- where it can put a large crimp into the region's commercial fishing industry as the carp often eat 20-percent of their body weight each day of food meant for native fish. A two foot carp was pulled from the Chicago Ship Canal in June, about nine miles from Lake Michigan.

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