Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Asian carp poll: Should we lock the locks?

Since the City of Minneapolis began planning for new parks, trails and redevelopment along the riverfront north of downtown, there’s been discussion of if and when to close the three locks that enable barges to move up the Mississippi River beyond St. Paul into Minneapolis. Now, as we are faced with the very real threat of Asian carp invading Minnesota's lakes and rivers, many are suggesting that the locks be closed as soon as possible to reduce the spread of invasive silver carp.



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