TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)-- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an interstate partnership is being
established to help strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp in a Chicago-area waterway.
The initiative would help pay costs of upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, a key choke point between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
A plan drafted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would spend $275 million on measures to block the carps' path, including an electric fish barrier, noisemakers and vessel cleansing devices.