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I was just listening to N.P.R. this morning. They had a one hour discussion on Asian Carp.
I'm sure it can be caught online too.
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Lake Erie Travel Information / Re: north bass island
« Last post by Re: north bass island on 01/07/14, 14:10 »
I had the chance to visit this “museum” it’s a very nice place there, the people were awesome and the food was very tasty
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New Public Notice from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding dredging Sandusky Harbor.  Deadline for public comment is January 6, 2014.

Link: www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/CivilWorks/PublicReview/SanduskyPublicNotice2014.pdf
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Public Notice from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding dredging Cleveland Harbor.  Deadline for public comment is January 2, 2014.

Link: http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/CivilWorks/PublicReview/ClevelandFY14PublicNotice.pdf
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FYI- Public Notice from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding dredging Toledo Harbor.  Deadline for public comment is December 15, 2013. 

link: http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/CivilWorks/PublicReview/ToledoHarborFY14PublicNotice.pdf
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Thanks esoxal. That open dialog is exactly what we're shooting for, so thanks for the feedback. 

As you know, we're equally concerned with the phosphorus and loading issues, and there are a lot of good scientists working on it from multiple agencies and universities.  It certainly seems to be a simple issue, but the fixes are complex.  It's definitely a priority and we're working on it!
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Lake Erie Hot Topics / Re: Ohio's new Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy
« Last post by esoxal on 11/07/13, 11:02 »
I truly enjoy the open dialog this site provides.  No political dogma espoused :thumbsup:  I concur that our environment appears--with certain objective metrics--to be changing from what we believe is typical.

I am personally more concerned with addressing the increased phosporous/solids loading issues.  The bad news is that these are man-made issues; the good news is that they are completely within our ability to control.

Keep up the great work in the field, in the lab, and on this forum!
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Understood, Wakina.  I think we're on the same page.  :thumbsup:

Just FYI- Here is a somewhat recent article (not too dramatic!) noting the multitude of projects going on right now to counter Asian carps.  It includes projects in the Illinois River lock system, as well as Eagle Marsh (the floodplain you referenced in your last post), and also a couple other high priority areas right here in Ohio that could potentially connect the Ohio River with Lake Erie. 

If you're really a glutton for punishment, here are the actual reports referenced in the article.  Long, acronym filled reads.

Monitoring and Response Plan for Asian Carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System


Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework
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Thank you Tory! 
It seems that writers today cannot write articles that fulfill the need to inform people without doing so without a lot of Drama! Let me be clear, I agree totally with you views on containment and  I quote:

 "Hydrologic separation is being pushed by many groups, and frankly it seems to be the best answer to not only the carp problem but also future invasive species."
 
I did not mean to lead you to believe that the Grass Carp situation does not concern me as it does and I think it is serious, but containment is no longer an option with them. That option hopefully is still there for the Silver and Bighead Carp.
If it was up to me the lock system in the Illinois River would be filled with stone to eliminate that access point, but that is nothing more than just wishful thinking on my part, so I hope they can solve that problem in a satisfactory and timely way.

I am also concerned with a floodplain in Indiana where the Maumee River watershed and  another watershed (the name eludes me at this time) that drains into the Ohio River, intermix  during times of heavy rain and flooding, seems like a perfect storm sort of scenario for those nasty Silver and Bighead Carp to gain access to the Great lakes. 

Once again, Thank You:
Wakina
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