LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky officials are working to protect state waters from Asian Carp that are posing a threat to local wildlife.

Officials unveiled a bio-acoustic fish fence at Lake Barkley, along the Cumberland River. The system sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the bed of the river to the water surface to deter noise-sensitive Asian Carp from entering Barkley Lock.

Asian Carp are an invasive species that pose a danger to native species in lakes across Kentucky and much of the Midwest.

The project will last three years.

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