New Report to Detail Asian Carp Prevention Options

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing a draft report on Monday to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.

The report is expected to list options for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Illinois.

The complex is on the Des Plaines River, a few miles downstream from electric barriers intended to prevent Asian carp found in the Mississippi River watershed from reaching the Great Lakes.

Scientists say if Asian carp reach the Great Lakes they could cripple the $7 billion fishing industry.

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