Jeffords seeks barrier for Lake Champlain
WCAX Burlington, VT
Published October 14th, 2004
MONTPELIER, Vt. A move to keep Carp out of the Great
Lakes could help efforts to control invasive species in
Last week Congress appropriated money to build an electric
barrier in the Illinois River near Chicago to stop Asian
carp from entering Lake Michigan.
Now Jeffords in seeking approval for similar barrier
in the Champlain Canal at the southern end of Lake Champlain.
Invasive species in the Great Lakes could wind up in
Champlain through the Champlain Canal, which links the
lake to the Hudson River.
The Senate is considering authorizing a new aquatic federal
invasive species act. The bill includes language that
would give 500-thousand dollars to study the prospect
of barrier in Lake Champlain.