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The state of Minnesota is providing dollars for a barrier on the Iowa Great Lakes

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MILFORD, Iowa (KTIV) -

The state of Minnesota is helping to pay for an electrical barrier to keep invasive silver carp out of the Iowa Great Lakes.

The Minnesota Natural Resources Department is providing 261-thousand dollars for the barrier at Lower Gar Lake dam.

The dam has an outlet to a creek that runs into the Little Sioux River.

The river watershed includes several lakes in southwest Minnesota.

Experts fear that if not stopped, the silver carp could crowd out native species of fish.

These are the fish that are known to jump up to ten feet out of the water, sometimes injuring boaters.

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