USACE researcher employs K-9 intelligence to solve lock & dam issue
USACE Research Biologist and ERDC’s principal investigator, Dena Dickerson continues to monitor Ellie’s care as the highly-trained border collie keeping Oklahoma’s Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam free from thousands of cormorants and gulls. Ellie continues to save the Corps’ Tulsa District estimated yearly dam equipment damages of $10,000 due to metal corrosion and yearly bird dropping cleanup charges of $27,000.

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