During high flows on the Kansas River, Bowersock dam becomes less of a barrier to bigheaded carp. With limited public access to rivers in Kansas, it is critical to protect public waterways from invasive species that may be detrimental to recreation and desirable species.
Juniper Environmental prepared a feasibility study to evaluate the suitability of acoustic deterrent technology usage to prevent bigheaded carp passage at Bowersock Dam in Lawrence, Kansas. This project was funded by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. With the help of KAWS, a stakeholder group was formed to improve communication with adjacent projects, listen to local concerns, and bring in outside expertise.
Everyone at Juniper Environmental was so excited to partner with KAWS on this study. Their passion and expertise for Kansas waterways is ever-present.