Asian carp spotted in River Des Peres after heavy rains
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Recent flooding of the Mississippi River has caused numerous fish like Asian carp to take a long turn off into the River Des Peres, which serves as a drainage path for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a few curious joggers, cyclists and pedestrians, peering down from bridges along the River des Peres Greenway, noticed the carp swimming below. Rebecca Blue says the river usually looks like "dirt" and that it was odd to see a fish in there.
The Mississippi River is expected to drop below flood stage on Friday. As the water level recedes, so will all the bloated tributaries that scientists say serve as ideal refuges for Asian carp.