Tom Scott

Why the US Army electrifies this water

The Chicago and Sanitary Ship Canal is the path that invasive carp would take to reach the Great Lakes. So to stop them, the US Army Corps of Engineers has installed an electric barrier. Although for obvious reasons, I didn’t get to see it close up. [The interviewee is project manager Jeff Zuercher, whose name caption got missed out! Apologies, Jeff.]

Sources, apart from the interview and the team I talked to:
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130400272
https://www.npr.org/2009/12/04/121104335/chicago-canal-flooded-with-toxin-to-kill-asian-carp
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5542199
https://apnews.com/article/d44c3701de7847bea3b7218e1f3d3fc8
https://dnr.wi.gov/news/mediakits/mk_carpcontrol.asp

Edited by Dave Stevenson http://www.davestevenson.co.uk/
Thanks to Captain Nate at Peoria Carp Hunters https://peoriacarphunters.com/

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