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    Bio-acoustic fish fence now operational at Barkley Lock [Image 3 of 9]

    Bio-acoustic fish fence now operational at Barkley Lock



    Photo by Leon Roberts 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Left) and Congressman James Comer, Kentucky 1st District, congratulate each other after McConnell initiated a button to commission a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)



    Date Taken: 11.08.2019
    Date Posted: 11.08.2019 21:42
    Photo ID: 5899694
    VIRIN: 191108-A-EO110-1005
    Resolution: 7360x4912
    Size: 21.28 MB
    Location: GRAND RIVERS, KY, US 

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