All of a sudden, the carp barrier becomes important

August 24, 2009 by John McCoy

carpbarrier.jpgNow that Asian carp have been found within 7 miles of the federal government’s much-ballyhooed electric carp barrier (the arch in the photo), officials suddenly find themselves scrambling to make sure the danged thing actually works.

Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the somewhat depressing details.

This is one the government can’t afford to screw up. If Asian carp get into the Great Lakes, they could wreak havoc on the lakes’ multibillion-dollar recreational fishing and boating industries.

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