DNR aims to stop the spread of invasive carp with electric barriers

(Mankato, MN) – Three invasive carp have been found in the Minnesota River since 2014, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to prevent their spread northwards.

The agency is installing two electric fish barriers that will protect 31 lakes and 142 miles of waterways, including rivers, streams and ditches.  On of the barriers is being constructed southeast of Eagle Lake; the second is southwest of Janesville in Waseca County.

The barriers will keep invasive carp from accessing the Le Sueur River, which connects with lakes in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Waseca counties.

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