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Asian carp study from Army Corps of Engineers due out Monday

Asian carp
Asian carp

CHICAGO (WTAQ) - The Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a long-awaited study Monday on how to keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.  

One possible idea is to separate water links between the Mississippi River -- where the bloated carp has been a problem for years -- and Lake Michigan, where an electronic barrier is trying to keep those carp away.  

Wisconsin and some other Midwest states have gone to court in an effort to separate the two basins. However, Chicago area business groups say it would hurt their local economy.

Bighead and silver carp were imported from Asia a number of years ago, and they've been infecting the Mississippi River and its tributaries on their journey north. If they reach the Great Lakes, officials in Wisconsin are among those who fear damage to Lake Michigan's multi-billion dollar fishing industry. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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