Changes to Mississippi River Dam May Block Asian Carp Spread

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently made operational changes to a Mississippi River dam to control the spread of an invasive species.

The Corps changed the way it operates Lock and Dam 8, on the Mississippi River in Genoa, Wis., to block the upstream migration of Asian carp. The alteration was made in response to recommendations from University of Minnesota researchers.

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