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Decatur Carp Fence Dislodged

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:19:43 CST
By: AP

Officials in Decatur say a screen intended to keep invasive Asian carp out of Lake Decatur has been knocked loose by ice. What happens next isn't clear. City Manager Ryan McCrady says chunks of ice and heavy water flow dislodged the 4-foot screen late last month. Engineers haven't yet been able retrieve the screen and find out what happened.
Keith Alexander is the city's director of water management. He says he doesn't yet know if the city will have to pay for repairs. Alexander said there's no immediate danger carp will swim into the lake. But that could change as the Sangamon River rises in the spring.


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