Can silver carp fly over an electric barrier?

Illinois’ efforts to thwart the Great Lakes invasion of Asian carp depend on the success and reliability of one (and a half – for the backup barrier) electric barrier 35 miles downstream of Lake Michigan. Whether or not this barrier actually works — keeps fish out of Lake Michigan — is up for debate. In 2009, researchers at the University of Notre Dame employed a new technique in which water samples were analyzed for carp DNA. With a positive test result for carp DNA, came a poisoning of the waterway, contested lawsuits, and heated relationships between scientists and those managing the canal. Poisoning over the years has revealed 2 carp above the barrier (big head, not silver_see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLFe8xfgx24), suggesting a leaky barrier, or some Ming Dynasty type fish relocation. As far as lawsuits, they are still arguing, and justices don’t want to go there with a ten-foot fishing pole. Relationships will continue to be heated between those managing the Great Lakes resources and those in charge of infrastructure. And, with over $100 million dollars already invested there is a long, spendy road ahead. There is no easy solution to this problem; so while economics battles natural resources, the rest of us will have to just wait and see…
https://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/fish-barrier-vs-carp-dna-what-to-believe-4q5ru75-167454795.html

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