Keeping the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan

Asian carp have long been a nuisance to large bodies of water, and Lake Michigan is no exception. Campaigns to keep them out of the lake have been mostly successful over the years, but what happens when a flash flood tampers with previous safeguards? Dave Wethington, engineer for the U.S. Army Corps and an expert in dealing with Asian carp, updates Turi on how they deal with invasive species during extreme weather, introduces the status quo on Asian carp prevention, and shares details on how to track the fish and patrol the waters in general.


Silver carp, a variety of the invasive group of Asian carp, jump from the Spoon River where it empties into the Illinois River. (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)


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