CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
Representatives of the states and provinces met this week in Chicago to discuss a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal for installing new technologies at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois.READ MORE: Driver Dies After Crashing Into Utility Pole In South Mpls.
The facility is considered a choke point where electric barriers, air bubbles and underwater noisemakers could be used to scare away the invasive fish, which have infested the Illinois River.READ MORE: 'A Beautiful Journey': Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier Expecting First Child
The region’s governors and premiers have endorsed the $778 million plan and Illinois is the non-federal sponsor. During this week’s meeting, the other states and provinces discussed how they could help.
In addition to costs, the agenda included ecological and engineering issues.MORE NEWS: Conner Rhoades, 21, Reported Missing In Brooklyn Park
(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)