Asian Carp Infestation
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering alternatives for keeping Asian carp out of a marsh near the southwest side of town. Eagle Marsh has been identified as one way the invasive fish might reach the Great Lakes. Asian carp have infested the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and are approaching a Chicago-area shipping canal through which they might reach Lake Michigan. The Corps has promised to produce options for blocking their passage by the end of next year.