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, theres 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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FMR Asian carp resolution and previous updates:
- Asian carp detected above Coon Rapids Dam, Dec. 15, 2011
- FMRs Nov. 16, 2011 resolution in support of preventing the Asian carp invasion, Nov. 16, 2011
- Asian carp detected in Twin Cities, Nov. 15, 2011
- The race to stop Asian carp continues, Oct. 17, 2011
- Gov. Dayton steps up to stop Asian carp, Sept. 20, 2011
- Wake up call: Asian carp detected in Twin Cities, Aug. 15, 2011
In the news:
- Coalition wants locks closed to stem carp invasion, by Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio, Dec. 14, 2011
- Asian carp: Minnesota action needed, KARE 11, Dec. 14, 2011
- Silver carp DNA found farther upriver, EcoWatch.com, Dec. 14, 2011