Michigan committed in moving Illinois Asian carp block forward, despite higher cost

WWMT-TV
Nov. 29, 2018

The projected cost of preventing Asian carp from reaching the great lakes has nearly tripled, According to a new plan released by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The federal government is expected to cover 65 percent of that cost of the nearly $778 million construction price tag. The report calls for the other 35 percent to come from a "non-federal contributor." Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced this past May that Illinois would work with federal officials and other states on a strategy for fortifying the Joliet-area lock and dam to keep Asian carp out of Lake Michigan.

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