ANN ARBOR, Mich.
(AP) -- Congress is pushing the Trump administration to release a study of
how a Chicago-area waterway structure might be fortified to prevent Asian
carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
A provision saying
Congress “expects” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release the draft
report was included in a budget agreement announced Monday.
The report involves
possible upgrades of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, a
choke point between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
Authorities want to
prevent the invasive carp from reaching the Great Lakes and competing with
The Army Corps was
scheduled to release its draft report earlier this year has delayed it.
Some lawmakers from
Illinois and Indiana have warned against doing anything that would hamper
commercial shipping in the area.