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.

Click here to LIKE Southern Minnesota News on Facebook.

Click here to FOLLOW @SouthernMNnews on Twitter.

(Copyright © 2018 Southern Minnesota News – Alpha Media Mankato. All rights reserved.)

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

Mankato Police: 4 in custody after a string of burglaries Level 3 sex offender now living in Arlington Warrant issued for Mountain Lake man accused of molesting 10-year-old Mankato police say man exposed himself in fast food drive thru Highway 169 southbound remains closed; MnDOT monitoring additional roadways New Ulm soccer field damaged
Comments