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Asian Carp Prevention Plans Released Monday

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) --  The effort continues to keep Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

The US Army Corps of Engineers released a report with more options Monday. The report focuses of the Chicago Area Waterway System.

The Engineers have spent years trying to find ways to block the fish from migrating from the Mississippi River basin into the Great Lakes. The report offers eight plans for prevention.

Some of the options includes separating the two basins where they connect in Chicago. Physical separation could cost as much as $18.4 billion and take 25 years to complete. 

Other options include locks, electric barriers, and water treatment to remove the invasive species.