Monday, January 12, 2009

Carp barrier might be activated this month

But electric Great Lakes defense would start at just quarter-strength
By Dan Egan of the Journal Sentinel

Chicago - The Chicago District commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Vincent Quarles, on Thursday told about 50 experts in the fight to keep the monstrous Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes that he will do what it takes to get the job done - including turning on the corps' new $9 million fish barrier by Jan. 30.

"I know my mission," said Quarles, standing in combat fatigues tucked into high-laced boots, at a meeting of a barrier advisory group. [Full Story]

Source: Journal Sentinel Inc.

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