Chicago District Electric Fish Barriers
Underwater structures, known as parasitics, are placed into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal as part of the electric barriers project in October 2010. The electric barriers deter the inter-basin establishment of Asian carp and other fish through an electric field in the water. Huntsville Center helps Army Corps of Engineers facilities like Chicago District's electric fish barriers - which are already using the best technology available for their specific operation - to find alternatives for reducing energy consumption.

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Photo by: Sarah Gross, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District |  VIRIN: 100810-A-UK000-001.JPG