Report: Shipping declined on waterways central to Asian carp fight

By on December 8, 2011

Shipping has declined on the Chicago waterways at the center of the Asian carp debate, according to a federal report. The waterways, which connect the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds and support barge traffic, are often cited as the invasive carp’s most likely point of entry into the Great Lakes.Advocates for closing locks on the canals to slow the invasive carp’s advance say the report is in line with their earlier findings and bolsters their argument that closure wouldn’t significantly impact the shipping industry.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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