Wildlife officials aren’t worried about voracious Asian carp invading the Wisconsin River north of Prairie du Sac because a large dam blocks their way.
A similar solution is needed in a shipping canal near Chicago so the invasive species doesn’t infest Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.
Specifically, the Brandon Road Lock near Joliet, Illinois, should be shut down to separate the Mississippi River Basin from the Great Lakes, as nature intended. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.
The attorneys general of three Great Lakes states — Republican Bill Schuette of Michigan, Democrat Lori Swanson of Minnesota and Democrat Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania — last week urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Chicago to close the lock and replace it with a concrete structure.