© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Feds: $42M for Asian carp prevention

Asian Carp
Asian Carp Reg'l Coordinating Committee
/
Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose.

The Obama administration has spent over $388-million since 2010 to shield the lakes from the invasive fish, which could disrupt food chains and compete with valuable native species.

Officials say they've budgeted $42-million this year for Asian carp projects. They include further study of ways to fortify defenses at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam complex on a carp-infested Illinois waterway leading to Lake Michigan.

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan have urged the Army Corps of Engineers to finish the study this month, instead of in 2019 as planned.

Agencies also plan more work on potential carp detection and control technologies.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.