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Invasive Species Discussion at Blasco Library

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Asian carp are known for their leaping capabilities. 

But a major concern for many, is the impact that they have on the ecosystem.  There's now a joint effort to keep the carp out of Lake Erie.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a public information session at the Blasco Library to discuss the results of a report, known as the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study, or GLMRIS.

"There's the idea that preventing the transfer of aquatic species is important," said Dave Wethington of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  "So that's why we formulated the range of alternatives that we see in the report."

The report outlines eight options that will help prevent 13 invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.  Each option carries a price tag, ranging from $7 to $18 billion.

"They look at current activities, that include non-structural measures," said Wethington.  "They look at different types of technology that could be well as physical separations.  So we're looking at the implementation of physical barriers to prevent the transfer of species between waterways."

The U.S. Corps of Engineers will host several more public meetings before choosing an option.  As of now, no deadline has been set.

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