(AP) -- Federal officials are hosting three public meetings this week to get
feedback on a plan to prevent Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes
and threatening native fish species.
The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers released a proposal in August to block the invasive fish at a
lock-and-dam complex in Joliet, Illinois, a choke point between the
carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
The $275 million
dollar plan includes measures such as installing underwater sound equipment
and electric barriers.
The first hearing
was held Monday in Chicago. The second is scheduled for Thursday at Muskegon
Community College in Muskegon, Michigan, and the third will be Sept. 18 at
Joliet Junior College in Joliet.
The meetings are
being broadcast live on the Army corpsí Rock Island District Facebook page.