$51.2 million federal plan offered to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/29/2013 - 07:12 ] #
President Barack Obama's administration unveiled the federal
government's latest efforts on Wednesday to protect the Great Lakes from
the Asian carp, including an upgrade of an electronic barrier in
Illinois and an Indiana project that would serve as a buffer between the
Mississippi River basin and the lakes.
The $51.2 million plan, building on a 2010 initiative, will raise
spending to $200 million to keep the lakes free of the invasive carp,
according to federal authorities.
The strategies, known as the 2013 Asian Carp Control Strategy
Framework, are designed to stop the spread of the carp from entering the
Great Lakes, including a primary access point in Lake Michigan. more...