Marsh Berm To Help Halt Asian Carp Invasion
September 18, 2014 — The Associated Press — Work could start this fall on building a nearly 2 mile-long earthen berm through a northeast Indiana marsh considered a possible pathway for Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes.
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Phil Bloom says a contractor submitted a $2 million bid for the project that is now undergoing a state review.
Bloom tells The Journal Gazette that the agency is eager to see work start in Eagle Marsh just southeast of Fort Wayne.
The marsh is a possible connection between the Wabash River, which has Asian carp, and the Maumee River, which flows into Lake Erie.
Doug Bergdall of contractor Fleming Excavating tells The News-Sentinel its crews could start clearing vegetation this fall and build the berm next year.