- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Officials in Decatur say a screen intended to keep invasive Asian carp out of Lake Decatur has been knocked loose by ice.

What happens next isn’t clear.

According to The Herald & Review in Decatur (https://bit.ly/1q6PWSK ), City Manager Ryan McCrady told the City Council this week that chunks of ice and heavy water flow dislodged the 4-foot screen late last month.

Engineers haven’t yet been able retrieve the screen and find out what happened.

Keith Alexander is the city’s director of water management. He says he doesn’t yet know if the city will have to pay for repairs. The screen cost about $120,000.

Alexander said there’s no immediate danger carp will swim into the lake. But that could change as the Sangamon River rises in the spring.

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Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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