Iowa Senate Shifts $200,000 To Proposed Electric Fish Barrier At Iowa Great Lakes
Date posted - March 21, 2012
An update to the jumping carp story we brought you a couple days ago.
We told you that residents and people who use the Iowa Great Lakes were trying to get both private and public funding together to build an electric fish barrier that would keep silver jumping carp out of the Iowa Great Lakes chain. The fish can grow as big as 100 pounds, and can jump as high as 10 feet out of the water, according to DNR officials, and can strike a boater, skier, or operator of personal watercraft, sometimes causing severe injury.
Now we have received word that the Iowa Senate has found $200,000 that they hope to send to help pay for the barrier. The Iowa Senate would shift the money from the state’s lake-restoration account to finish financing the electric barrier.
The measure now goes to the House.
PHOTO CAPTION: A similar electric fish barrier near Windom, Minnesota
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