Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are domesticated ancestors of a wild form native to the Caspian Sea region and east Asia. Carp degrade shallow lakes by causing excessive turbidity, which can lead to declines in waterfowl and important native fish species. The common carp was introduced by unintentional release in 1879.
What's New Corps considers new front in Asian carp war Chicago Daily Herald (11/19) The Corps announced plans to block the path of bighead and silver carp at Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet. The site is about 5 miles downstream from electric barriers on which the Army Corps now depends to prevent the aggressive carp from reaching Lake Michigan
COMMENTARY: When government officials fail us Midland Daily News (10/14) In the Senate and House, legislation is still being drafted that would order the Corps to actually do something to block Asian carp. Itís gone nowhere. Everybody has an excuse: Itís somebody elseís fault.
2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework (6/26) The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous Obama Administration efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes.