By JON GASKELL
Capital News Service
LANSING– Beware the Northern snakehead. Beware the inland silverside. And beware a host of other invasive species poised to devastate the Great Lakes. That’s the fear, as a recent report recommends spending billions to separate the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes to stop the spread of Asian carp. But according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there are 36 other “high-risk invasive species” that might migrate through Chicago waterways and have the potential to wreak ruin on native ecosystems.
Of these 39 species, 10 could migrate into the Great Lakes from the Mississippi, potentially causing huge environmental damage, the agency said.