by Mark Urycki, radio.WOSU.org

The term “Asian carp” refers to the following four species: silver carp, grass carp, bighead carp and black carp.

The Army Corps of Engineers is looking to protect its southern flank from invasive species. It’s putting up $2 million to stop the Asian carp and other species from getting any farther north than Akron.

There’s an odd spot in the Portage Lakes of south Akron where you can watch water flowing north to the St. Lawrence Seaway and a different stream heading south to the Gulf of Mexico.

That Continental Divide is where the Army Corps wants to dig in and keep invasive species, including bighead carp, northern snakehead, and skipjack herring, from getting into Lake Erie.

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