U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Study Recommends Beefing Up Great Lakes Asian Carp Defenses

Aug 7, 2017
Dan O'Keefe / Michigan Sea Grant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release a study today detailing the best ways to prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

A document outlining the study says the current defense – an underwater electric barrier – should be beefed up. The recommended plan would add complex noises, like the underwater recordings of a boat motor.

Live Asian Carp Discovered Near Lake Michigan

Jun 26, 2017
Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Fears that Asian carp could show up in the Great Lakes were renewed when one of the fish was caught on June 22 near the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam in the Little Calumet River, just nine miles from Lake Michigan.

Dan O'Keefe / Michigan Sea Grant

This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a study about what might be done to keep those invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

It took seven years and that was a rush job after some members of Congress accused the Corps of dragging its feet.

The study outlines eight scenarios.