Asian Carp removal to begin at Creve Coeur Lake Park this weeken - KMOV.com

Asian Carp removal to begin at Creve Coeur Lake Park this weekend

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Asian Carp jumping from the water (Credit: KMOV) Asian Carp jumping from the water (Credit: KMOV)

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Temporary restrictions will be put in place at Creve Coeur Lake Park as crews attempt to remove Asian Carp.

The Missouri Department of Parks and Recreation said the invasive fish have been damaging the fishery for years.

This Sunday, crews will divide the lake with nets and herd the Asian Carp into different divisions of the netting using acoustic sound and localized electricity. They will eventually bring all the fish into one collection point and sort out the native fish from the Asian Carp. The native fish will then be released back into the lake.

Fifty biologists on 12 boats hope to accomplish the removal of the Asian Carp in two weeks but ice on the lake could prolong the project.

The goal is to have the lake back open to the public by Feb. 17.

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