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A Huge Underwater Electric Fence Is the Great Lakes’ Big Hope Against a Carp Invasion

If they make it past the Chicago River, the results could be catastrophic

TThe barrier facility looks just like every other stretch of the industrial riverfront several dozen miles outside of Chicago. Coal, gas, and concrete operations joust for space along the shoreline…



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Lorraine Boissoneault

A writer covering nature, history, archaeology and outdoor exploration for The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Atlas Obscura and others. The author of The Last Voyageurs