Third Electric Barrier Should Be Finished In October

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Obama administration says a third electric barrier to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes should be finished next month.
Better fences to keep the carp from slipping past the barrier during floods also are set for completion in October.
Administration officials discussed their strategy Wednesday at a meeting in Washington with a Great Lakes region delegation that included Govs. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Ted Strickland of Ohio.
Granholm says the Army Corps of Engineers should quicken its study of severing the artificial connection that lets invasive species migrate between the Great Lakes the Mississippi River basin. Michigan and four other states are suing to separate the two watersheds.


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  • by Blown Away Location: Lansing on Sep 16, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    Instead, put up an electric fence to keep the mole out. A mole is much worse than a carp, and it has done far more damage to our State than any carp could ever dream of doing.
  • by ted Location: dewitt on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:03 PM
    they need to close those locks now! the politicians are risking eco systems of 5 states and Canada just to save corporations shipping costs. i guess re-election funds and cushy board positions are more important. shameful display by all politicians.
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