The reversal of the Chicago River a century ago, to send the city's sewage to the Mississippi River instead of into Lake Michigan, was hailed as an engineering marvel. Now Michigan is suing Illinois to potentially re-reverse the river to prevent the movement of voracious, invasive Asian carp into the lake.Perhaps the right action now is to re-reverse the river, but perhaps that will have its own unintended consequences. Any thoughts?
Besides, aren't carp good eating? My grandmother made wicked-good smoked carp (using carp spear-gunned in Lake Erie by a neighbor at my grandparents' cottage). Carp is a delicacy in Europe and Asia.
Think I'm kidding? Check out these carp recipes.