Marsh Berm To Help Halt Asian Carp Invasion

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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.


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