DNR: No traces of Asian carp found in Milwaukee waterways
Milwaukee (DNR News Release) – No traces of Asian carp DNA have been found in water samples collected from major Milwaukee waterways, according to the University of Notre Dame researchers who did the sampling.
The researchers notified the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of the results in a letter last week. The DNR provided boats and boat operators to help collect the water samples from the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic rivers and nearby creeks and ponds in November 2010.
“The great news is that all samples were negative for the presence of Asian carp DNA,” says Bob Wakeman, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.