Governor, State Lawmakers Attend Asian Carp Summit

By KBJR News 1

Water samples from the St. Croix River have tested positive for genetic material from silver carp, suggesting the invasive, leaping Asian species may be present in the river as far north as the dam at St. Croix Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

February 20, 2013 Updated Feb 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - There's major support for a congressional bill that aims to put a stop to a threat to Minnesota's waterways.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, US Senator Amy Klobuchar and state lawmakers announced details during the fourth Asian Carp Summit in St. Paul Wednesday afternoon.

The Department of Natural Resources will soon provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a final barrier proposal for Lock and Dam One on the Mississippi River.

Many expressed support for a bill that would close the lock and dam entirely.

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