Halting the Invasion: Maintaining the Health of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins by Preventing Further Exchange of Aquatic Invasive Species

Download PDF | Published December 2010

This article provides a historical perspective and current status report on how Chicago waterways system has evolved as a primary vector for aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Although the main focus is on the threat of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes, there is also discussion on the interbasin exchange of all aquatic invasive species. Also accounted for in the article are the policy developments and underlying solutions to the problem with a specific focus on permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The online edition of the journal at Cambridge Journals Online is available at  journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ENP&volumeId=12&issueId=04&iid=7952483

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