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MDC to try to eradicate Asian carp at Creve Coeur Lake

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https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-joins-partners-remove-asian-carp-creve-coeur-park-lake

They are saying that Asian carp don’t reproduce in a lake environment. I find that hard to believe that the numbers of Asian carp in that lake all came from the river flooding.  If they don’t get them all out I’m afraid their efforts are going to be for nought. Even if it is true that they don’t reproduce , what’s to stop them from coming right back into the lake when the river floods again, which we all know it will do.  

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read that today says silvers are bottom feeders, last time I looked they filter feed,

ether way the part that says its going to be expensive

should resonate with everyones wallet

perhaps this record cold will kill them off before money is spent....should be interesting

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I used to row this lake when I was with SLU's crew team my freshman year of college. It's crazy how often we'd see silvers jumping around and into our boats while we were paddling around. 

 

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I wonder if Creve Coeur lake is frozen? Haven’t been by there in a while. My good friend and his wife own that canoe/kayak rental station there. He said 3 years ago him and his wife had to remove hundreds of dead Asian carp that washed up on shore. 

Like he said “who wants to rent a kayak with dead fish everywhere?”

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Frozen over as far as I could see form the Page Extension Bridge.  The canal that runs south out of the lake into the large retention pond is literally packed solid with them in the summer.  I ride my bike over there and it's a freak show of Asian carp.   

I still can't believe they let people in that water.  I believe it was contaminated with Chlordane back in the 70's.  A triathlete team asked my daughter to do the swim portion.  I laughed and said look somewhere else.  Apparently Asian Carp were well adapted to that lake.

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18 hours ago, MoCarp said:

read that today says silvers are bottom feeders, last time I looked they filter feed,

ether way the part that says its going to be expensive

should resonate with everyones wallet

perhaps this record cold will kill them off before money is spent....should be interesting

I just read it twice. 

Where did it say they were bottom feeders?

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1 hour ago, Chief Grey Bear said:

I just read it twice. 

Where did it say they were bottom feeders?

 

this was where I read the story I had read, perhaps it was  editorial assumptions?  just read the MDC release and this isn't in it

 

http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-county-and-wildlife-biologists-launch-assault-asian-carp#stream/0

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EDITOR KBIA "The invasive species are relentless bottom feeders that have damaged water quality, disrupted the food chain and driven down native fish populations in many Midwestern waterways. "

 

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