By JOHN FLESHER/AP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Federal officials are delaying a proposal for a new line of defense in the Chicago area to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been scheduled to release a draft plan Tuesday for installing new technologies or taking other steps to block the invasive fish’s path at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The lock and dam is on the Des Plaines River, part of a waterway network that links the carp-infested Illinois River with Lake Michigan.
The Army corps has been studying possible modifications at Brandon Road since September 2014. Spokesman Allen Marshall says further coordination is needed with “multiple levels of government” and advocacy groups.MORE NEWS: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
He says no new release date has been set.
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