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Lake Michigan barriers keep out Asian Carp despite high waters

The flooding that enabled Asian Carp to get into the Mississippi River has not been a problem in allowing them access to Lake Michigan and the waters near Door and Kewaunee counties.  So far, barriers in Illinois and Indiana have been working, which is a relief for commercial fishing operators like Charlie Henriksen of Sister Bay.  He admits though he'd like to see action at another point for invasive species.

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Charlie Wooley says barriers erected along those Illinois canals between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan are working.  Another built-in marsh in Indiana is also proving effective.

 

 

Wooley also says the Asian Carp are right now about 22-miles away from the Mississippi River barriers.  He says his agency and others continue looking for new ways to contain the Asian Carp. 

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