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Environment & Climate Change

DNR says Army Corps plan to fend off Asian carp “a start” for how to protect Great Lakes

A silver carp laying on top of a cooler.
COURTESY OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
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Silver carp (pictured) and big head carp are the species that pose an “imminent threat” to the Great lakes, Newcomb said.";s:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a long-anticipated study on ways to prevent Asian carp from spreading from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes through a manmade canal.

Tammy Newcomb, a senior water policy advisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, joined Stateside today to explain which kinds of Asian carp threaten the Great Lakes and why. 

Newcomb also details what the Corps' plan entails, and what the next immediate steps are in the effort to keep the voracious invaders out of the Great Lakes.

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