Originally Posted by Robert Pence
Another, less well known, place where the two systems can come into contact is Eagle Marsh, west of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Little River, a Wabash River tributary, and the Saint Marys River, a Maumee River tributary both abut a wetland preserve where their waters can comingle during floods that are increasingly frequent on both.
fascinating. i never knew that.
as for the asian carp and the great lakes, they've been in the lakes before (fact
), they're probably in the lakes right now, and they're gonna be in the lakes in the future. the hyperbolic fear-mongering that has surrounded this issue has truly gotten out of hand when we start hearing crack-pot ideas about re-reversing the flows of the chicago and calumet rivers. not. gonna. happen.
asian carp are river fish, not cold, deep, lake fish. sure, they'll venture into the lakes from time to time and perhaps even thrive in river mouths and some shallower near-shore areas, but this mythical doomsday scenario of the the carp completely taking over the lakes and wiping out all other extant species of fish in the lakes is not based on any credible science.