LANSING, Mich. (AP)
- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is offering qualified support of a federal
plan to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
comments this week on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to install
fish-blocking devices at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet,
The Corps is
preparing a report to Congress proposing use of technologies such as
noisemakers and a water-flushing lock at Brandon Road, a key choke point
between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
Whitmer said she
agreed with fortifying the lock and dam but was concerned about a recent
spike in the price tag, now estimated at $778 million.
Natural Resources Director Daniel Eichinger urged a quicker timetable for
the project and design changes that might reduce costs.